Vale food supplier digs deep to help feed homeless - The Evesham Observer

Vale food supplier digs deep to help feed homeless

Evesham Editorial 2nd Jan, 2019   0

A MIDDLE Littleton food supplier dug deep to donate four tonnes of healthy, fresh produce to national homeless charity Crisis to help vulnerable people over Christmas.

Kanes Foods lent its support to the charity’s Crisis at Christmas campaign, which aims to provide 33,000 meals to homeless people, for the second successive year.

The local company donated approximately four tonnes of fresh vegetables and salads to the charity’s depot in Bermondsey which Crisis then distributed throughout the country.

Crisis is determined to end homelessness and provides food, warmth and support to thousands of homeless people across Britain.

Each Christmas, the charity mobilises a huge volunteer effort, with 15 centres across Britain offering homeless people food, clothing and advice on the first steps out of homelessness, as well as companionship and vital services at one of the hardest times of the year.

Steve Corby, chief executive at Kanes Foods, said: “This is our second year of supporting Crisis and the work that the charity offers all year round is incredible.

“Food is central to everything we do at Kanes so what better way of supporting such a worthwhile cause by supplying produce which ensured everyone who went to a Crisis centre got a Christmas dinner.

“We’d like to thank local company, Ferryfast who helped us with the practical side of sourcing and delivering our donation to Crisis at Christmas.”

Ian Richards, head of Christmas at Crisis, said: “Crisis at Christmas is only possible through the collective effort of 10,000 volunteers who make sure everything runs smoothly at each of our 15 centres and companies like Kanes Foods which make such generous donations and for that we are extremely grateful.

“We want everyone to have a Christmas and therefore we have a huge range of entertainment at each of our centres including live music to film showings to karaoke, as well as some volunteer led classes, as we want to inspire our guests and give them the skills they need to move forward.

“This fresh produce from Kanes Foods will help us provide a Christmas dinner for each of our guests and help us to provide a lifeline at this difficult time.”

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