Dawsons Property is supporting a week-long campaign to collect items for Swansea Foodbank next month.
The special collection, which is part of Relocation Agent Network’s national fundraising event called #OneThousandItemsofFood, will take place between June 14 and 21 in conjunction with the Trussell Trust.During the week there will be collection points in all of Dawsons’ branches across Swansea & Llanelli with special bins to be provided by their Dawsons’ reward card partner Exall & Jones.
The foodbank has become part of the social landscape of society with one in five people living below the poverty line in the UK.
“We are very grateful to Dawsons to their commitment to this food collection campaign,” said Kristina Williams, Assistant Manager at Swansea Foodbank.
“We tend to have a lot of contributions around Christmas time and harvest festival, but contributions tend to tail off a bit during the spring and summer so Dawsons’ commitment is both timely and welcome.”
Swansea Foodbank, which provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis, is open in several locations around the city on different days and times.
Swansea Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s national foodbank network and is supported by churches across the city to help people in times of crisis.
Dawsons is asking customers and staff to donate two items each of non-perishable food such as tins and packet food.
Chris Hope, Senior Partner at Dawsons, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be part of this campaign as part of the Relocation Agent Network which is running #OneThousandItemsofFood throughout the UK.
Unfortunately, we live in times when foodbanks have become a necessity for a part of our society, so we are determined to make this campaign as successful as possible, therefore all our branches will be collecting items between June 14 and 21.”
To find your local foodbank visit www.trusselltrust.org. Find out what supplies they are currently in need of and what items they have enough of. Foodbanks also accept essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products. They also accept clothes and toys.
CAPTION: L-R Naomi Webborn, Dawsons’ Lettings Department Coordinator, Chris Hope, Dawsons’ Senior Partner, and volunteers at Swansea Foodbank at City Church in Dyfatty.