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Bewley Homes makes substantial donation to Basingstoke Foodbank

8 Mar 2019

More than 180 kilos of food and toiletries have been donated by Bewley Homes to help local people in need of help.

The design-led developer dropped off a car-load of non-perishable goods at the Basingstoke Food Bank in Sarum Hill. Amongst the contributions were long-life baby food, spaghetti, shower gel and tinned beans.

Bewley’s HR Manager Helen Van Eeden, who organised the collection, said: “Staff were asked to donate goods, and we also did a £200 shop from the company. It’s really important to Bewley to help our local community, and we thought this was a great way to give something back to those who really need it.”

Basingstoke Foodbank currently distributes an average of three to four tonnes of items per month to people in crisis in the Basingstoke and Deane region. The centre, based at Trinity Methodist Church, is part of a nationwide network supported by The Trussell Trust.

Operations and Development Manager Paula Vallance said: “On behalf of our clients, we would like to say a big thank you to Bewley Homes for their support. This amazingly generous donation weighed 182.42 kilograms.

“We depend on the community to support us and, through our partnerships with over 80 agency teams, we were able to support over 4,000 people in the region last year.”