Collecting food for those in crisis

Collecting food for those in crisis
6th August 2018 Amanda Bhavnani
Staff collecting for foodbank

Greenfields is supporting Braintree Area Foodbank to help those in crisis by becoming a collection point for donations until Friday 17 August 2018.

Plastic boxes have been placed in the reception area, which can be used to collect donations from both staff and visitors during office hours.

Although it is usual practice to donate food, we’re focusing on providing other essentials to local families on low income who may be particularly struggling for money during the school summer holidays. At the moment the foodbank is short of:

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo (male and female)
  • Soap
  • Non-bio washing powder
  • Pet food
  • Shower Gels
  • Toilet rolls

We also welcome non-perishable food items like cans or squash.

Emma Faulkner, Greenfields’ Financial Inclusion Co-ordinator, said: “My role involves giving advice and guidance to residents who are struggling to pay their bills, whether it’s through low income, health issues or something else. This can involve referring people to the food bank, whose fantastic work provides a lifeline to local people who are unable to afford food for themselves or their families due to financial crisis. Any donation will be gratefully received and will help to improve lives.”

Last year, Greenfields’ joint fund with Braintree District Council provided £30,000 over three years to help the Foodbank continue it’s fantastic work for people living in our district.

Find out more about Braintree Area Foodbank by clicking on this link: Braintree Area Foodbank

Click on the following link to find out more about the fund: Funding opportunities

Click on the following link for advice and guidance if you are struggling financially: Financial help or contact us