Foodbanks in Broxtowe will receive a helping hand just in time for half term, thanks to a partnership between Broxtowe Borough Council and The Nottingham Belfry Hotel.
As part of the partnership, the Council and the hotel will work with Hope Nottingham and Eastwood Volunteer Bureau Foodbank to provide long-life milk, tinned potatoes, tinned meat, tuna, sardines, mackerels, tinned rice pudding, juice and cordials to foodbanks in the Borough so that families who are struggling can make sure that no children go hungry during the school holidays. Local sponsors who usually support the Charity Ball pledged their support for the initiative, generously donating over £2,000.
“My annual Charity Ball was due to be held at The Belfry next month but unfortunately it is not safe for it to go ahead due to the coronavirus restrictions,” said Councillor Janet Patrick, Mayor of Broxtowe.
“We spoke to the hotel and decided to come up with an alternative that would really help local families at this difficult time. I have been so heartened to see local businesses and the community come together to help each other. I’m so proud to be involved in this initiative working with the Nottingham Belfry, Hope and Eastwood Volunteer Bureau Foodbank to ensure no-one goes hungry this half-term. I would especially like to thank the Belfry and our generous sponsors Novus, United Living, Go-Daddy, Gillots and Fernwood Housing Group for their incredibly kind donations.”
Nigel Adams of Hope said: “We are delighted to see the Mayor of Broxtowe working together with the Belfry Hotel with this wonderful donation of food to support our foodbanks. In these challenging times it’s so encouraging to see so many people working together to help those in need.”
Local foodbanks are available to help anyone who is struggling to buy food at any time.
Anyone who is struggling for whatever reason should in the first instance contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 where they will be assessed and appropriate advice given to deal with their immediate need.
For longer term advice around debt, benefits and housing you should contact the Citizen’s Advice Bureau on 0800 144 8848.