The Hope Centre appeals to businesses to generate food staples for 200’000 meals.

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We have just launched a winter campaign to help generate enough food to help communities struggling with hardship. Over the last 6 months we have seen an unprecedented increase in demand for our services and a reduction in donations.

Membership to our community food larders has skyrocketed over the last three months as individuals and families struggle with the cost-of-living and energy crisis. We currently provide food through 7 larders across the district which see queues of up to 50 people attending each larder, each week. Volunteers are hearing stories of parents without food for their children and elderly members sharing tins of soup to make money stretch further. We currently distribute food staples for a staggering 72’000 meals a month, and these figures increase weekly.

Packaging company VPK UK & Ireland, based in Desborough provided us with 400 branded food ‘donation stations’, to increase food supply to meet the unprecedented demand on our services. Each filled box provides staples for up to 250 meals and we are challenging businesses to fill the box twice.

Our campaign will generate food staples for 200’000 meals and has already had incredible support from local businesses. Brackmills Industrial Park started the ball rolling by taking 100 boxes to distribute around the site and the first filled boxes are starting to arrive at the Warehouse.

We are appealing to businesses, large and small to support our campaign by having a donation box in reception or place of work. January is traditionally a time when donations are down, and this year we are appealing to businesses to help us step-up to the challenges our communities are facing.

Can you support us this winter?