The Forshaw Group is continuing to help support people in need across Liverpool, by donating food to struggling families through The Community Co Op food bank.
Members of staff at the restoration services company, based in Knowsley, have kindly filled the first of two crates to be donated with non-perishable foods. The supplies included jars of sauces, tinned and packet goods, bottles of squash, treats and more.
Aiden Hoffman, drain technician at The Forshaw Group and volunteer member for The Community Co Op, organised the endeavour.
Aiden said: “With so many struggling families across Liverpool, it’s incredibly important that we all do what we can to help each other during this difficult time. We will be donating as much and as often as we can to this great cause. As soon as the crates are filled, we’ll be taking them to The Community Co Op, to become part of bags of food donations to be given to parents so they can feed their families.”
The Community Co Op started organising food donations earlier this year, in response to contacting headteachers of schools across Liverpool. They advised on the number of less fortunate families who needed help, and the ages of their children who attend their school, so they could package the food donations accordingly. The number of families the foodbank donates to has now reached 20, and the number is still increasing.
Kimberly Meadows, a Surveyor at The Forshaw Group, assisted Aiden with the collections. Kimberley commented: “Having previously organised gift hamper donations from The Forshaw Group for families in need across Knowsley at Christmas, it’s been a pleasure to assist Aiden with this wonderful opportunity to continue to help local families who are still facing very difficult circumstances.”
Liam Hanlon, managing director at The Forshaw Group, stated: “The pandemic has been tough for a lot of people across Liverpool, and we are incredibly proud of the efforts of our staff in helping this local charity to provide for people in need. Something as essential of being able to feed our families is something so many of us take for granted, and we are pleased to be able to support our community this way.
“Aiden and Kimberley are a credit to the business in organising our food donations, and other members of staff have also expressed an interest in volunteering for The Community Co Op’s very worthy cause, helping to prevent those most in need from going hungry.”
Based in the Liverpool Grand Central Hall, anyone can donate food to The Community Co Op. To start food collections for the charity, or to volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit its Instagram page @The_Community_Co.Op.