Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Festive treat for Lichfield food bank

Employees at Shenstone-based employee benefits firm, Busy Bees Benefits have donated a selection of food to Lichfield food bank, the Trussell Trust. The donation, which is part of the company’s mission to spread the spirit of goodwill, will help those struggling to make ends meet over the Christmas period.

Busy Bees Benefits normally operates by helping businesses improve their employee benefits offerings. The company’s donation will help low income families who struggle to put food on the table this December.

“The Christmas season is a busy one full of family gatherings, food and drink and the much anticipated festive parties,” commented John Woodward, CEO of Busy Bees Benefits. 

“Unfortunately, not everyone is able to celebrate some of the joys the festive season brings due to a lack of money. 

“We wanted to help those on low incomes this Christmas and we felt that donating to the Trussell Trust was the best way to do so. 

“We have all heard the news about the growing use of food banks in United Kingdom. Despite the UK being one of the richest countries in the world, families still go hungry every day as a result of redundancy, welfare delays or being a low income worker.

”Two years ago, Trussell Trust food banks provided emergency food to 104,084,604 people nationwide. Of those helped, almost 400,000 were children.

“These figures are disheartening and here at Busy Bees Benefits, we felt that we had to do something to help.

“Christmas has historically been the season of goodwill. As an established local business, we have a responsibility to support our local community. After all, everyone deserves to have a good Christmas!”

To find out where your local food bank is situated, click here.

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