The Foxton Centre in Preston has been given support from businesses for this years Stop Food Waste Day, which took place on Wednesday (28 April).Advertisement
Preston based Mersey Eco Grants who specialise in providing energy efficiency solutions for north west homes through government funded schemes, teamed up with W_rkspace who provide serviced office space in Preston and Bolton, to support The Foxton Centre with food donations.
All staff at the businesses, along with all of the companies who rent space across the W_rkspace buildings in Preston have been to raid their cupboards and bring any items that haven’t been eaten (but obviously still within their sell by date) and to donate them to the foodbank.
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Laura Budd, from The Foxton Centre said: “We are extremely grateful for the teams at Mersey Eco Grants and W_rkspace to support us through this event.
“Our foodbank helps those who are most in need of feeding themselves and their families by providing good quality food items to ensure their families don’t go hungry.
“Stop Food Waste Day is a great event to help highlight the issues of food going to waste, especially when there are still many people in our local area that can make good use of this precious resource.”
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Rebecca Armstrong, Director at Mersey Eco Grants said: “We pride ourselves on our values at Mersey Eco Grants and have a long standing belief and desire to support those local organisations that can really make a difference in people’s lives.
“We hope that getting behind important events such as Stop Food Waste Day we can actually make a difference on our precious planet, and help remind everyone of their duty to reduce waste whilst also helping those who need that support to feed themselves and their families.”
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Rizwan Seth, Managing Director for W_rkspace said: “We have been supporting Foxtons for a number of years and events like these really give us a chance to help those most vulnerable in the local area.
“We are really proud that the local businesses that rent our office space have come together for such a good cause.”
Information on local foodbanks can be seen below
Stop Food Waste Day is a global campaign to help eradicate hunger and drive awareness of the amount of food that is wasted each year, and ask people to pledge their support and make sure they don’t waste the food they buy and make.
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