Bracknell BID donates £1,500 to Bracknell Foodbank

The Bracknell BID is delighted to support the Bracknell Foodbank based at Kerith Community Church on Church Road. Bracknell Foodbank is part of a national network of foodbanks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in financial crisis who have nowhere else to turn.

The BID has donated a total of £1,500 to the Bracknell Foodbank to help people in the town experiencing hardship in the run up to Christmas between 2020 and 2021.

In December 2020, the BID donated £500 to the Foodbank, and donated a further £1,000 in December 2021. The the press release news article for the 2020 donation can be read here. The press release news article for the 2021 donation can be read here.

The trained volunteers at Bracknell Foodbank

From 2020 to the end of 2021, there had been a 38% increase in demand at Bracknell Foodbank, with many needing to use the services for the first time due to the pandemic. Throughout 2021 the Foodbank provided over 4,500 people with emergency food parcels. The BID’s donations will be spent towards storage solutions, non-perishable food, toiletries, essential household items, and the day to day running of the Foodbank.

The BID’s support of the Foodbank ties into its business plan objectives, specifically Objective 2: Business Growth and Investment, Activity 2 Facilities and Benefits b) Develop schemes, benefits and events for those who work in the businesses in the BID area which promote the feeling of community, a sense of well-being and encourages staff retention and productivity.

Further information about Bracknell Foodbank, ways to support and information on current food needs please see the Foodbank website and their Facebook page

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