Kind-hearted Cartwright employees have donated tins of food and cartons of drink as part of a month-long campaign to help keep the Trussell Trust Foodbank in Timperley topped up during the summer months. Contrary to popular belief, summer is one of the quietest times of the year in terms of people donating to foodbanks.
With the matter more top of mind over Christmas and the harsh winter months, donations start to fall away as families start to plan their Easter breaks, right through the summer months to when the holidays end in September.
Over the month, employees donated a wide range of staples including toiletries, cereal, soup, pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes, sauces, lentils, beans and pulses, tinned meat and vegetables, as well as tea and coffee, biscuits and fruit juice.
Customer Liaisons Manager Jackie Gauci, who spearheaded the campaign, said, “We are grateful to everyone who has donated, this is a really important cause that will really make a difference to families in the local area.”
Nicky Kenrick, Manager of Trafford South Foodbank, which operates five centres across Trafford, said: “We are very grateful to Cartwright employees for their generous donation.
“Holiday hunger is becoming a real problem – costing families with two children up to an extra £30 or £40 a week, parents are being pushed even harder.
“Every tin or packet of food we receive helps and we’d like to thank Cartwright for its support in what is one of our quietest times of the year in terms of donations.”