20 Dec, 2023
The surge in energy prices, inflation, and a challenging cost of living situation is making it increasingly difficult for people to provide meals for their families. In light of this, we have once again initiated a campaign to assist in feeding more families this Christmas. And with the generous support of local businesses, our Bingo Box campaign has garnered an overwhelming response!
WHY WE CHOOSE TO SUPPORT FOODBANK
With one in seven people in the UK grappling with food insecurity due to income shortages, Foodbanks serve as crucial support for numerous households. However, Foodbanks are facing an unprecedented demand, depleting their supplies, and stretching their resources thin.
In the past year, close to 3 million emergency food parcels were distributed with over a million of these going to children. That’s a 37% increase compared to the same period in 2021/22.
With that in mind, we were pleased to re-launch our annual Bingo Box campaign for the 6th time in aid of Worcester Foodbank, to help families have a full and Merry Christmas.
The idea of the campaign was simple – organisations were challenged to complete a Bingo Box sheet with the items Foodbanks need the most, donate a supermarket gift card or make a cash donation. The boxes were then brought to Oak House Workspace in St Johns with cash donations being donated straight to Worcester Foodbank.
The response the campaign received was astonishing. 39 companies have partaken in the Bingo Box challenge, donating 47 boxes full of everyday essentials. That equated to 345kg of food that will help Worcester Foodbank provide around 70 meals to those in crisis.
As well as the physical donations we have also been able to raise £575 that has been donated straight to Worcester Foodbank to help them buy fresh produce and support them into the New Year.
Ruth Allsopp, Operations Coordinator at Worcester Foodbank commented: “Everyone at Worcester Foodbank would like to say a huge thank you to ISO Quality Services for their support again this year.
We have seen an average of 40% increase in demand for our services this year and we wouldn’t be able to help everyone who needs us without businesses like ISO QSL constantly collecting food, raising funds, and spreading awareness.
The team takes the time to donate exactly what we need, and their recent donation of 345 kg of food will help us to provide around 70 meals to those in crisis.”
If you have missed out on completing a Bingo Box, don’t worry, as you can still support Worcester or your local Foodbank by making donations straight to them. Find out more: https://worcester.foodbank.org.uk/about/
A MASSIVE THANK YOU TO OUR SUPPORTERS
We would like to thank every company and individual who showed support as well as donated to the campaign. We’d like to thank the following businesses for their participation: Hallmark Hulme, Kendall Wadley LLP, The Rivers CofE Academy Trust, Spin UK Limited, Telecetera, Cypher Media, HW Chamber of Commerce, Indegu, PhoneWorc, Carie Workman, Sutcliffe Insurance Brokers Ltd, CloudShepherd, Assure Technical, Sentinel Safety Solutions, Lloyds Bank, Handelsbanken, Fairfield Labels, PB Signs, Howden Insurance, Sky Adsmart, Sandler Training, What’s In, Human Everything, Lucart Hygiene Limited, Hudson Kapel Fleet Solutions, WhiteHouse Hotel, Penguin Office Supplies, Oak House Workspace, SB Print, Zentano, S&E Accounting, Headturner, Green Lighting Ltd, NAL, Cleaning Technique.
Thank you for your support and we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year from all the team at ISO Quality Services Limited.
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