Armadillo Storage, Stanley Road, Bootle have agreed to provide a supply of complimentary cardboard boxes to make up emergency food parcels as part of the North Liverpool Foodbank and St. Andrews Church.
Dave Reason, Store Manager from Armadillo Storage said he was delighted to support the scheme “We are always looking to play our part in the community, and having met with some of the Foodbank staff and volunteers, we could see how we could help out local people when they really need it.”
On Friday 23rd December, Liverpool Primary Care Trust held ‘Jeans for Beans’ day where staff swapped their normal office attire for casual wear in exchange for food contributions to each of the Foodbanks across Liverpool. Dave said “I think our staff saw the benefit of providing nutritionally balanced food for people who are struggling, and Christmas can be a really difficult time for people. That’s why we made a special effort”
North Liverpool Foodbank has been open since early November and has already provided emergency food parcels to 109 people in its first two months, from across North Liverpool.
Denise Williams, from North Liverpool Foodbank said “It’s great to see so many local organisations stepping up to help people in their time of need. The support from Armadillo is really welcome; we need boxes to send food out to our distribution centres, and to make up a set of ready prepared emergency boxes. I’d also like to thank Liverpool PCT for their efforts. They have been so supportive in getting us to where we are now”
North Liverpool Foodbank is led by St. Andrew’s Church in Clubmoor. Further information is available by calling St Andrew’s Community Network office on 0151 2263406, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or from the North Liverpool Foodbank website http://northliverpool.foodbank.org.uk/