Welcome donation to help feed more families in Banbury

A volunteer from Banbury Foodbank receives the kind donation from Sanctuary Housing. NNL-150911-114150001
A volunteer from Banbury Foodbank receives the kind donation from Sanctuary Housing. NNL-150911-114150001

Banbury Foodbank will be stocking its shelves this autumn following a welcome delivery of produce from generous Sanctuary Housing staff.

Sanctuary’s Customer Service Centre in Banbury held a Harvest Festival week to collect food for those in need. The week saw more than six boxes of food gathered by staff which were donated to the Banbury Foodbank, part of the Christian charity The

Trussell Trust.

The produce will be stored at the foodbank and given to individuals who have been identified as being in a crisis. Issued with a voucher those in need can visit the foodbank and receive three days’ supply of emergency food.

Ann Hewitt and Louise Smith, both from the Customer Service Centre, came up with the idea of the Harvest Festival as they wanted to support a local charity.

Louise, Sanctuary Housing’s income team manager, commented: “With Harvest Festival on the horizon, we decided it would be good to give something back to the community. The team took that message on board and really got behind the idea. I’m really pleased with the amount we collected.”

Sarah Williams, manager from Banbury Foodbank, added: “It is very encouraging when local organisations like Sanctuary donate to the foodbank. It’s only through such generous donations that the foodbank is able to help those in need in our local community.

“On behalf of those who receive this help we would like to offer our thanks to everyone.”

For further information, call Banbury Foodbank on 01295 661304.