Blakemore Wholesale Wolverhampton gives Christmas boost to Essington Food Bank

Blakemore Wholesale’s Wolverhampton cash and carry depot got into the Christmas spirit this week by donating goods to Essington Food Bank.

The volunteer-run food bank is part of Essington Parish Council, which heavily relies on donations from the local community to thrive. The large bundle of food given by Wolverhampton cash & carry will help to support the most vulnerable residents and families facing food poverty.

The donation, worth £100, was awarded via the company’s charitable trust, the Blakemore Foundation. The Foundation gives away 2% of AF Blakemore’s pre-tax profits, which supports local good causes across its trading area.

Chairman of Essington Parish Council, David Cliff (pictured above)t, said: “I would like to extend my very warmest thanks for the most generous donation of none-perishable food to supplement Essington Food Bank.

“This very generous donation from Blakemore’s will give a huge boost to the ‘Bank’.  It means we can now provide families with essential and vital provisions over the Christmas period.”

Blakemore Foundation’s community affairs officer, Kate Senter added: “It is inspirational to see the community come together in times like this, providing services to those that really need it over the Christmas period and beyond. It is hoped that our recent donation will help the food bank to continue its great work in the community”.

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