As part of our commitment to the local communities that we serve, Metro Rod Manchester and Macclesfield, have introduced a food bank donation scheme, in conjunction with The Trussell Trust.
The Trussell Trust currently provide support to a nationwide network of food banks, offering emergency food and support to poverty stricken people, and also campaign for change in order to end the need for food banks in the UK.
There are over 1,200 food bank centres in their national network, which is estimated to be more than two thirds of all food banks in the UK. These food banks are supported by providing a minimum of 3 days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food supplies to those that have been referred in crisis. Referrals come from parties such as advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools. According to The Trussell Trust, it’s estimated that more than 14 million people in the UK live below the poverty line.
For more information and statistics on poverty in the UK, see the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website here.
Both Metro Rod Manchester and Macclesfield, and the Metro Rod Support Centre have put food crates in place at our business addresses, for both staff, friends, families and members of the public to make donations as they see fit. In addition to this, financial donations will also be made. The Metro Rod Support Centre have already pledged a £500 donation, and both Managing Directors of the local Manchester depot, Graeme and Avril Stevenson, have agreed to make monthly donations of food and money.
The Manchester depot’s donations will go directly to the Trussell Trust Stockport food bank, based at Hazel Grove Baptist Church.
To avoid waste and really make the most out of donations, food parcels must be made up of non-perishable items. A typical food parcel includes:
- Breakfast cereals
- Tinned soup
- Dried pasta
- Dried rice
- Pasta sauce
- Tinned meats, beans, fruits and vegetables
- Toiletry items incl. soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and sanitary products
- Nappies and baby wipes
In addition to this, there is currently an urgent need for:
- Rice pudding
- Long-life orange juice
- Long-life milk
- Tinned tomatoes
- Pet food (cats and dogs)
If you wish to make any form of donation to The Trussell Trust, you can visit their website here. Alternatively, you can visit the local food bank that we are supporting at Hazel Grove Baptist Church, Station Street, Hazel Grove, Stockport, SK7 4EX.
We will also accept food donations at the Metro Rod sites mentioned above. Please get in touch for address details of which you would like to visit.
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In the past, Metro Rod Manchester and Macclesfield have also donated Easter Eggs and toys across two appeals run by Cheshire’s local radio station, Silk FM, with the donations being received by a host of local children’s charities throughout Cheshire. We will continue our commitment of support to our local community in whatever way we can.
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