Staff at CEL Solicitors volunteered to collect donations at Tesco on Deysbrook Lane to support the North Liverpool Foodbank. Armed with shopping lists, they’ve been encouraging shoppers to choose one extra item to support local people facing hardship.
All donations go to the local foodbank, which forms part of the Trussell Trust – the UK’s largest network of food banks. Designed to help individuals and families in crisis, it provides emergency food supplies to those in need.
CEL Solicitor’s CSR committee found out about this volunteering opportunity through St. Andrew’s Community Network, which runs the foodbank located at Clubmoor Community Centre.
Commenting on the volunteering opportunity, Karen Birch, an audit solicitor at CEL Solicitors, said: “It was so rewarding to be able to volunteer, during work time, and be able to give back to the local community.
“With the rising cost of living, foodbanks are more important than ever before, so it was lovely to see firsthand, and contribute to, the work of this amazing charity.”
Following the drive for donations, we were overjoyed to hear that £489.50 was raised in cash, and 1,303 kgs worth of food (equal to around £2208) was donated by shoppers to North Liverpool Foodbank. This will help feed 145 individuals or 69 families of 4 at a time when people need it most.
How do people access North Liverpool Foodbank?
The foodbank works using a voucher referral system. It works with a range of agencies, including Citizens Advice, children’s centres, health visitors and support workers, all of whom can make referrals.
How can I support the North Liverpool Foodbank?
You can pop along to Tesco on Deysbrook Lane and make a donation. Other local food donation points are listed online.
There are lots of other ways to volunteer. An up-to-date list of volunteering opportunities can be found on the North Liverpool Foodbank site.
What items are helpful to donate?
- Milk (UHT or powdered)
- Tea / Coffee
- Fruit Juice (long-life carton)
- Instant Mash
- Tinned Meat (Hot & Cold)
- Tinned Soup / Beans / Spaghetti
- Tinned Potatoes / Tomatoes
- Tinned Carrots / Sweetcorn
- Tinned Fish
- Pasta Sauce
- Curry Sauce
- Packets of Pasta Sauces (Dry)
- Cup Soups / Noodles
- Tinned Rice Pudding / Custard
- Tinned Fruit
- Biscuits or Snack Bars
- Toiletries / Toilet Rolls