Armadillo Liverpool South staff are doing their bit to help feed UK people who’ve experienced a crisis in their lives.
The store has donated 275sq. feet of storage to the charity to help with donations and collections, and to go that bit further, staff have helped with collection days at local supermarkets such as ASDA Smithdown Road, donating their own time.
Sue Martin, Armadillo’s Assistant Manager (pictured in the middle of the photo) was busy collecting last Friday with Kevin (pictured on the right) who came to Central Liverpool Foodbank in October 2011 after having problems with his benefits. He was so impressed with the welcome and acceptance of the team that he wanted to give something back. He asked if he could volunteer and is now a regular member of the team sorting through donations in the stock cupboard and helping out with supermarket collections.
Paul Edwards (pictured on the left) volunteers his time for free to help organise, plan and attend events and collection days. He has volunteered for the Frontline Trust for many years and help launch the Central Liverpool Foodbank.
What Frontline Trust do:
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbank’s provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year the Trust’s UK foodbank network fed over 60,000 people.
All food is donated by the public and sorted by volunteers. Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher. Foodbank’s also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services.Foodbank’s help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems. A simple box of food makes a big difference. www.centralliverpool.foodbank.org.uk