Freebridge help out the King's Lynn Foodbank
Freebridge Community Housing employees helped to collect nearly 400 boxes of food donations for the King’s Lynn Foodbank last week.
Six people from across the organisation spent time at the Tesco stores at Hardwick and Gaywood as part of their charitable support leave, a day which all Freebridge employees can take to voluntarily support local charities within the community.
The team were handing out leaflets with shopping lists on to explain to shoppers exactly what the foodbank needs, with the list including items they are in urgent need of such as squash and long life juice in small containers, tinned rice pudding, sponge pudding, UHT and long life milk and tinned meat.
Helen Gilbert from King’s Lynn Foodbank said: “The volunteers from Freebridge made a massive difference - the more leaflets get handed out, the more food we get in, and without their support we’d have been without any help for large parts of the collection, so big thanks to them and to Freebridge for allowing them to come along.”
Birgit Lenton, Director of Corporate Service and Culture at Freebridge said: “Every year Freebridge’s employees choose a charity to support throughout the year, and this year they chose the King’s Lynn Foodbank. We are delighted that our colleagues have been able to help such an important charity at a time of year when they are more needed than ever.”
If you’d like to donate to the King’s Lynn Foodbank you can find details of what to give and where to take it at www.kingslynn.foodbank.org.uk