Council Staff support local foodbank

Published: Friday, 10th August 2018

Following Kettering Foodbank’s urgent appeal for help, Kettering Borough Council staff and partners collected over 100 bags and boxes of food and £120 in cash to support local people in food poverty.

The donations were given to the Foodbank at the Council’s Offices on Wednesday, 8th August.

Local business Warner Edwards Distillery of Harrington heard of the Council’s appeal which they then supported with a generous donation.

KCU Chief Executive Paul Jackson thanked Kettering Borough Council colleagues for supporting the Foodbank appeal and said:

“We have been heartened by the fantastic response from our community to help those less fortunate than ourselves. It is sad to think that there are still children going hungry in this country. However, with your help, we will do all we can to prevent this happening in our town.”

Julie Trahern, Head of Customer Services at Kettering Borough Council said:

“I’m proud of the way our staff have joined together to support an important local community organisation. The Kettering and District Foodbank helps ensure that no-one in genuine need goes hungry in our borough and I would encourage local people to offer support if they are able to.”

Donations to the KCU Foodbank can be given directly to the foodbank in Stanier Close, Kettering, or via KCU shops in Gold Street and High Street or at the KCU offices next to the Fuller Church. Monetary donations can be made on the ‘My Donate’ page on the KCU website at www.kcultd.org.uk or by calling 01536 481 989.