SARH parcels provide boost for food banks
Local food banks have received a massive boost thanks to the efforts of staff at Stafford’s leading provider of affordable homes, Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH).
As well as raising more than £2,000 during events over the past 12 months, they’ve also donated hundreds of parcels containing food and essential household items for distribution to the most vulnerable members of the communities they serve.
Every year employees at the housing association nominate a charity to support and in 2017 they pledged to back local food banks and other organisations that provide support to those in need.
Jo Hough, Director of Organisational Development at the housing association, explained: “As an organisation we’ve seen the ongoing impact of welfare reforms on the most vulnerable members of the community and we are all aware of the valuable work done by local food banks.
“The appeal for food, toiletries and other essential items really struck a cord with us and together we’ve collected around 1,850 items worth an estimated £2,300. This is on top of the £2,200 we’ve raised through other fundraising events through the year and everyone can be proud of their efforts.”
The latest load of essential items was collected from the housing association’s headquarters in Parker Court by Ken Down, Executive Centre Manager at the Signpost charity in Highfields.
“A big thank you to everyone who has supported the efforts of the SARH team, they can be sure that their donations will be distributed to those most in need and people will make good use of them,” added Ken, who is pictured here with Keira Morton, Homes Manager and Steph Burrows, PA to the Directors.