A food bank in Devon gained a welcome boost of supplies through the festive teamwork of staff in our South West region.
A collection point at our Newton Abbot office has been gathering items ranging from tins of food and toiletries to kettles and crockery – which we’ve donated to the local food bank, Teignbridge Homeless Action Today (T.H.A.T).
T.H.A.T provides support for families in crisis, as well as the homeless, vulnerable, young and old. Local professionals and frontline care agencies issue vouchers for people to take to the food bank, which is open Monday to Friday with an out of hours service over weekends and holidays, including Christmas Day.
Hugh Buttenshaw, project coordinator for T.H.A.T, said: “We are very grateful for the donations made by Linden Homes, which will ensure we can continue our vital work locally. December is a difficult time for many, financially and in terms of the weather, and we’ll continue to work hard to offer support.”
Brian Deacon, sales and marketing director for Linden Homes South West, said: “Joanne Tilley, a member of staff, has done a lot of voluntary work with T.H.A.T and asked if we could set up a collection point for donations. We’re all collecting toys for the next delivery, just before Christmas.
“We’re pleased to be able to give the food bank a much needed boost over the festive period and will continue to support T.H.A.T and the important charitable work it does in the area.”
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Linden Homes has contributed over £1.2 million to health care services in the UK since 2010.