Housing Association gives a Solihull foodbank a helping hand - The Solihull Observer

Housing Association gives a Solihull foodbank a helping hand

Solihull Editorial 1st Jan, 2024   0

A HOUSING association has extended a £1,250 helping hand to support a local charity, Renewal Christian Centre who run projects to assist families struggling to put food on the table in Solihull and the surrounding areas.

The generous donation from Platform Housing Group’s Kindness Campaign is set to make a significant impact on the lives of those in need and is part of their broader initiative to allocate £60,00 to support local charities, events, and foodbanks in their communities.

Marion Duffy, chief operations officer at Platform Housing Group said, “When the cost of living continues to be a daily challenge, it’s great that Platform’s Kindness Campaign can help spread a cheer by supporting people who need extra help throughout the year.

“Running in the heart of our communities the organisations we support, like Renewal, offer a vital lifeline to people who are experiencing daily and ongoing challenges.”

Renewal will use the funds to provide much-needed food hampers for people living in temporary accommodation and also purchase toys for families facing financial hardship.

The donation will also enable them to host a pantomime for local families to come together and enjoy the magic of theatre.

Naomi Hodges, community development lead, Renewals said: “In the last two months, Helping Hands has fulfilled more than 310 referrals, supporting over 650 individuals with emergency food support.

“We have worked in partnership with the Solihull Food Bank Network to ensure those facing food poverty in the lead up to Christmas are fed and supported.

“We would like to thank Platform for all their ongoing support with Helping Hands and for their generosity towards our toy project.”


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