In the run up to Christmas the Richardson Brothers Foundation has once again made a number of donations to support foodbanks across the West Midlands and beyond.
The cost of living crisis is affecting increasing numbers of people throughout the country and the use of foodbanks is soaring. The Trussell Trust, who work with a nationwide network of foodbanks, has identified that more children than ever are now growing up in families facing hunger who have no option other than turning to foodbanks to survive.
The Richardson Brothers Foundation, which supports a range of national, regional and local good causes, has responded by making significant donations to foodbanks in the West Midlands as well as in London where the Richardson business works with local communities.
A member of the Foundation team visited Telford Crisis Support (TCS) to deliver the donation and to see for themselves the difference the charity is making. Earlier this year TCS was awarded the Kings Award for Voluntary Service for its work in Telford and Wrekin and the Shropshire border area. As well as running a very busy foodbank, TCS also works with partners and other voluntary organisations to host a baby and toddler bank, a school uniform pre-loved scheme and provides support for bed poverty.
Foodbanks supported by the Richardson Brothers Foundation this Christmas include:
The Black Country Foodbank
Top Church Training Limited, Dudley
Erdington Foodbank, Birmingham
St Basil’s, Birmingham
Church Action Network Smethwick
Northwood Park Primary School
St George’s Hub, Wolverhampton
St Matthew’s, Bayswater London
Telford Crisis Support