Easter Eggs were donated to Noor Foodbank and Luv Preston to ensure that all those in need were able to enjoy the Easter season.Advertisement
The eggs were donated by local development company, Barratt Homes to the two charities, located close to the housebuilder’s Lightfoot Meadows, Highgate Park and Roman Green developments.
Noor Foodbank is a non-profit organisation working against food poverty and reducing food wastage by forging relationships with local and national grocers and businesses.
Imran Master, a volunteer at Noor Foodbank, said: “We’d like to thank Barratt and David Wilson Homes for the wonderful donation of Easter eggs, providing a good little treat and sure to bring a smile on the children’s faces who we support.
“The demand for the service has doubled since Christmas and we are seeing a rise in professionals who have to use the service.
“Noor Foodbank is operated by volunteers, who dedicate their spare time to a worthy cause, none of the volunteers take a wage. The organisation operates solely on donations from the general public and businesses such as yours, ensuring marginalised families in and around Preston have food on the table.”
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Luv Preston is a local charity which aims to love and serve the city of Preston by providing care and support to those who find themselves disadvantaged and disconnected in the community.
Jack and Sue McVicar, founders of Luv Preston, said: “Luv Preston was founded over 16 years ago in order to run a Drop-in for the challenged and vulnerable people of Preston. 10 years ago, the charity added a Foodbank to its work and in the last year we have seen requests grow for food deliveries grow by 500% due to the pandemic.”
The organisation highlighted an increasing need in Preston, with a number of families and individuals struggling to put food on the table due to a number of issues such as debt, benefit sanctions, and relationship breakdowns.
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Jack added: “We are so grateful to Barratt Homes for the donation of Easter Eggs this Easter. This has enabled us to bring smiles to children’s faces who perhaps would never have dreamt an Easter Egg would arrive in their Foodbank delivery this week.
“We are living in the most unusual of times, and to do something unusual like this, Barratt Homes should really be congratulated. We are so thankful to them.”
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