WHA colleagues have raised £422 for Warrington Foodbank through dress down days and tuck shop sales.
Colleagues, volunteers & members of Lifetime and tenants from all of our residential schemes, have also donated food & hygiene products throughout the year.
Lynn Woodger, WHA Customer Service Advisor who has overseen the charity drive, said: “Warrington Foodbank has been our chosen charity over the last four years. It means so much to me, it gives me great satisfaction knowing we are helping not only some of our tenants but also residents and families of Warrington who, sometimes through no fault of their own, find themselves in difficult times.
“The foodbank thinks the best thing to come out of COVID is that they are now helping the elderly who were too proud to come forward for help before.
Demand has increased significantly this year. Last year Warrington Foodbank needed 89 tonnes of food to provide 42,000 meals. This year they have already distributed 58,000 meals and have gone through 93 tonnes of food.
To help recipients make meals from the tinned goods provided, it is also offering weekly recipes and lottery-funded cookery lessons on Zoom.
David McDonald, Warrington Foodbank’s manager, said: “We are always really grateful for cash donations and always ask where WHA would like the money to go, either on food supplies or towards lighting and delivery costs. WHA split the donation between the two which is a great help.”
The foodbank is currently in need of tinned fruit, sponge puddings, crackers, custard, tinned potatoes, coffee and instant mash.
To donate to: www.warrington.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/