Crescent Day Nursery make festive food bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Crescent Day Nursery in Edgbaston have made a donation of 15 bags of essential food items and toys to the Birmingham Central Food Bank, weighing 234.27kg, to help local people who need it most in the run up to Christmas.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, families from the day nursery on Calthorpe Road kindly made socially-distanced contributions of ambient food products, seasonal items such as selection boxes and biscuits, children’s toys and Christmas gifts in an effort to ensure the charity is well-stocked to help those facing hardship during the upcoming festive period.
A recent statement from The Trussell Trust, who operate Birmingham Central Food Bank explained;
“Our new research, carried out with Heriot Watt University, estimates 846,000 parcels will need to be provided by our network to people in crisis during October to December 2020 – a 61% increase on last year. An additional 670,000 people will be destitute by the end of the year, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy, and food.”
Crescent Day Nursery Deputy to Area Manager, Tracey Greenhalgh said;
“This year has been incredibly tough for a lot of people so we were keen to showcase our sense of community spirit and make Christmas a little bit brighter for those who are struggling. The donations were so gratefully received and we were sent a lovely letter of thanks from the food bank which made the exchange even more special.”
The Birmingham Central Food Bank opened in 2011 and relies on donations from the public and the help of volunteers. The charity are currently appealing for UHT milk, cereal, tinned fruit and vegetables, crisps and strong carrier bags to meet rising demand.