Worcester firm gives helping hand to foodbank - The Worcester Observer

Worcester firm gives helping hand to foodbank

Worcester Editorial 12th Oct, 2022   0

CARING staff at a Worcester business have lent a helping hand to become a drop-off point for the city’s foodbank.

Hazelton Mountford’s headquarters in Bank Street has opened its doors to donations and staff are delighted to be able to show their support for the vital lifeline.

As Worcester Foodbank’s Lowesmoor base is only open three days a week for limited hours, Hazelton staff hope the drop-off will encourage a rise in donations.

More than 800,000 meals have been handed out to people in crisis in the past decade while the number of people fed by the foodbank has risen sharply from 2,850 in the first full year to more than 11,600 in the past 12 months alone.

Charlotte Reese, referencing administrator at Hazelton Mountford, said: “I will be contributing each month myself and I will also try to get as many people as I can in the office regularly donating but anyone can come in and donate.”

Corporate Social Responsibility is important to the local chartered insurance broker and the firm want to be accountable.

Director Jake Mountford said: “The foodbank is hugely important for people who struggle to afford or access food and essentials and we are very proud of Charlotte who came up with the idea to become more involved.”

To donate, head to Hazelton Mountford’s offices at 4 Bank Street in Worcester city centre from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Visit the website at worcester.foodbank.org.uk for more information.

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