Swale Foodbank needs support more than ever
~ Quinn Estates donates £2,000 and seeks to drive support ~
With the coronavirus pandemic contributing to an 81% increase in demand for foodbanks, support for these organisations is more important than ever. In response to this, Kent-based property developer, Quinn Estates has donated £2000 to Swale Foodbank.
Part of a nationwide network of foodbanks and supported by The Trussell Trust, Swale Foodbank acts as a much-needed lifeline – providing food and toiletries for those who find themselves in need in the local area. The coronavirus outbreak has meant a scaled back operation, with a team of 12 volunteers now on call to help.
As people face economic uncertainty and visits to the shops limited by social distancing measures, food donations have also dropped. This means that the money that Quinn Estates has donated will go towards buying food to restock the foodbank.
Mark Quinn, CEO and Chairman of Quinn Estates, said: “It’s easy to take everyday things for granted, but it was appalling to hear that demand for foodbanks has skyrocketed over recent weeks. As a business, we knew we had to do something to support and are pleased to make a difference to such a vital organisation. I urge anyone that is able to, to show their support by donating anything they can.”
Esther Hurwood, Project Manager at Swale Foodbank, said: “Donations like this are essential in ensuring our shelves our stocked, so a huge thank you to Quinn Estates. These are extremely difficult times and our service is needed more than ever. I know not everyone is in a position to, but if you’re able to make a small monetary or food donation it will make a huge difference to the vulnerable people and families within our community.”
To find out more about how Swale Foodbank can help someone in need, please visit https://swale.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/. To show your support by donating and volunteering, please visit https://swale.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/.