Arnold‘s food bank charity has been boosted by the news it will get a share of a £30,000 cash donation from The Nottingham building society to help the region’s charities look after the poor and vulnerable.
The Nottingham has announced it is giving the money to 20 Trussell Trust supported foodbanks, including one in Arnold.
With an average food package for three days costing around £10, The Nottingham’s donations will cover the cost of around 3,000 food parcels for families most in need across the Midlands.
David Marlow, chief executive of The Nottingham, said: “The Nottingham has a long and proud history of doing the right thing and in times like these, this is more important than ever.
“As a mutual organisation we are committed to supporting our communities and, although we realise these are uncertain times, we know we will get through this together, looking after each other and supporting those that need it most.”
Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, added: “As the coronavirus outbreak develops, more people are likely to need a foodbank’s help.
“Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure foodbanks are able to remain open and have the necessary stocks to respond to this crisis. The support of The Nottingham means foodbanks will be able to remain agile to respond to the fast changing situation and continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food and additional support for people in crisis.”