Care home residents support Wickford foodbank

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Chaplin Lodge in Wickford, Essex, is supporting Wickford Salvation Army Foodbank this winter by opening a donation drop off point within the home.

Staff, residents, family members and the public are being encouraged to bring their contributions in to the home to be redistributed to less fortunate families during the colder months, in particular toiletries and dried and tinned goods.

As part of the initiative, staff and residents at Chaplin Lodge chose to contribute to Wickford Salvation Army Foodbank, supporting those in need at what can often be a more difficult time of year.

Jackie Gray, home manager at Chaplin Lodge, said: “At Chaplin Lodge, were proud to be part of our local community. It’s important to all of us at the home that we support good causes in Wickford.

“The volunteers at Wickford Salvation Army Foodbank do an amazing job and we’re pleased to be able to get behind their amazing work.”

Mary Russell, 82, resident of Chaplin Lodge, added: “I can’t believe that in this day and age, people are still going hungry.

“We’re pleased to be able to make a contribution, however small, to make sure that nobody in our area is left without food on the table.”
Wickford Salvation Army Foodbank is open on Thursday 10am to 12:30pm every week

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