Every year, thousands of people across the UK, often through no fault of their own, end up having to rely on food banks for basic sustenance. During the Winter months and especially around Christmas holiday times, use of these food banks spikes, which means these vital services are put under enormous strain.
West Berks Foodbank provide emergency boxes of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food to those who need it in time of crisis. This food is donated by people all across West Berkshire and sorted, packed and distributed by a network of volunteers and charity workers across several centres in the area.
Here at Intelligent Retail, we wanted to support the West Berks Foodbank and arranged a food bank collection in our Newbury offices where staff could donate food and essential items. We’ve just dropped off the latest office collection with some of the lovely volunteers at West Berks Foodbank, who were busily sorting out the emergency supplies ready to be given to people in need.
If you think you can help this great cause, the West Berks Foodbank are happy to give guidance on the food and essential items that they are in desperate need of to support people facing hunger in our local community. Alternatively, they are part of a nationwide network of food banks supported by The Trussell Trust that would be grateful for your help and donations. Together they help combat poverty and hunger across the UK.