During the month of December, colleagues from Greencore’s Convenience Foods facility in Warrington have participated in a reverse advent calendar to support Warrington Foodbank. Under the coordination of Site Technical Services Auditor, Mel Jolley, the team collected 55 boxes of goods that will be distributed to families across Warrington during the Christmas period.
Each day, Mel would send out reminders and share stories to colleagues about the Foodbank to keep enthusiasm and passion for the project high.
General Factory Manager at Warrington, Jane Stanton said: ‘It’s been amazing to see colleagues from the Warrington site really get behind the reverse advent calendar idea that Mel introduced and I’m overwhelmed at the generosity everyone has shown. Well done Mel!’
About the Foodbank Network
The Trussell Trust supports communities and churches to open foodbanks across the UK.
Warrington Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.
The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.
In 2016/17, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,182,954 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, over 430,000 went to children.
As a network, The Trussell Trust want to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.
To find out more about The Trussell Trust visit www.trusselltrust.org.