Solihull community helps foodbank - The Solihull Observer

Solihull community helps foodbank

Solihull Editorial 27th Dec, 2023   0

HOUSEBUILDER Crest Nicholson is supporting Community Essentials Foodbank this festive season on behalf of the community at its Blythe Valley development in Solihull.

A donation point was set up at the sales suite, encouraging residents and visitors to donate essential items.

People have donated festive food such as mince pies and tinned vegetables alongside much needed staples including soup, tea, coffee, and hygiene products.

In addition to enabling families to enjoy a Christmas Day meal, the donation will help stock the foodbank with a range of items throughout the festive season and into January when supplies are typically lower.

Stephen Palmer, founder of Community Essentials Foodbank, said: “We are thankful to Crest Nicholson for their support for our foodbank, which will help us provide essential items for those experiencing financial hardship across Solihull and the surrounding areas.

“Our services make a difference to so many families and the donation means we can continue to offer support to those who need it.”

Vanessa MacNee, sales and marketing director at Crest Nicholson Midlands, added: “We’re proud to partner with Community Essentials to help them provide vital support to those in our community who are facing hardship this winter.

“With an uptick in the number of people, including children, requiring packages of food and other essentials, foodbanks in the UK are under immense pressure right now.

“At Crest Nicholson, we’re about more than just building homes and are committed to helping the wider community in Solihull and the surrounding areas. We hope that these donations can provide peace and comfort for those struggling and ensure that everyone in Solihull can enjoy time with friends and family without worry.”

Community Essentials Foodbank is on Warwick Road and is open Monday to Friday from 09.30 – 11.30am.

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