We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry this Christmas, especially after a year like 2020!
Unfortunately, it’s true that this year has proven more difficult than ever, with COVID-19 impacting families in the worst possible ways. During the start of the pandemic around 50% of those seeking support from local food banks had never needed one before.
Families with children have been hardest hit, with lockdown often resulting in loss of income, increased living costs due to staying inside and a significant impact on mental wellbeing.
A recent report from the Trussels Trust, a nationwide charity fighting to combat poverty and hunger, warns that with mass unemployment predicted on a scale not seen since the early nineties, there will be further rises in poverty with 670,000 additional people classed as destitute by the end of 2020, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy and food.
Hewett Recruitment Director Ben Mannion donating Cheque to Kidderminster foodbank
With this shocking data in mind, Hewett Recruitment Directors have decided to prioritise those most in need this Christmas. Instead of our usual Client Christmas gift drops, the team have opted to donate the equivalent budget to local Worcestershire foodbanks.
Worcester & Kidderminster foodbanks are supported by The Trussell Trust and continue to work hard to support those in need within our community. The foodbanks provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. This is an invaluable service that is so needed.#
Hewett Recruitment Directors Laura Hewett & Ben Mannion donating Cheque to Worcester foodbank
Upon a recent visit to drop off the good news, Ben Mannion, Director at Hewett Recruitment commented “Food banks provide an invaluable service to local communities, never more so than this year when so many families and individuals have been hit hard by the impact of Coronavirus. We are delighted to be able to support them in this way and would ask everyone to seek out their local food bank and provide any donation they can, both now and in the future”.
If you would like to contribute to the foodbank, particular items on need include fruit juices, squash, jams, tinned pots, UHT milk, toiletries and household items such as washing up liquid and washing powder.
For more information regarding the foodbanks, and to view their full list of required items, please visit:
Worcester foodbank: https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/
Kidderminster foodbank: https://kidderminster.foodbank.org.uk/