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Apr

Radfield staff go the 'Eggstra' mile for the Worcester Food Bank

Hannah MacKechnie Read 192 times

 

The staff at Radfield Home Care, Worcester branch have come up with a ‘cracking’ idea to support their local charity and have been busy collecting Easter Eggs so that they can donate them to the Worcester Food Bank, part of the Trussell Trust. By going the ‘eggstra’ mile, their aim was to collect at least 50 Easter Eggs by Friday 7th April, their target was surpassed, and on Monday 10th April they delivered a staggering 72 Easter Eggs in person, which the Food Bank were delighted with.

The Trussell Trust supports communities and churches to open food banks across the UK. The local Worcester food bank, situated in Lowesmoor, just down the road from Radfield Home Care is part of a network of 428 food banks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities, as well as across the UK.  The Food Bank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original food bank in Salisbury. Since then, The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch food banks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

The Worcester Food Bank does an amazing job in helping people who are facing tough times and need to put food on the table for their family. Paul, one of the Duty Manager’s at the Food Bank commented, “About 30% of our customers are single males with the remainder being families.  They really do appreciate everything people do for them”. Paul went on to say that “the Food Bank receives donations from local business, supermarkets and cash donations; all of which they couldn’t manage without - so they really do appreciate all the help they can get.”

Radfield’s Registered Branch Manager, Angela Freeman commented, “We have always thought the Food Bank collection was a great local cause as it serves people in need in our town during tough times. We encouraged all our carers to donate Easter eggs for the Food Bank.  Every donation helped and we asked many people we met along the way to help where possible. We were overwhelmed with the response from our team of carers, and we look forward to working with them more in the future.”