Foodbanks across Greater Manchester have recently received donations from Equilibrium Asset Management.
Equilibrium, which provides free breakfast for its staff, in May decided to instead donate this cost for one week, every month, to a foodbank in the Greater Manchester area.
Every month this comes to a £200 donation, with Equilibrium staff also donating various foodstuffs and toiletries – including tinned goods, rice pudding, pasta and other non-perishables.
For the last four months the Wilmslow-based company has made these donations to the Brick in Stockport, Atherton foodbank and Leigh foodbank. Most recently, Equilibrium made a donation to The Trussell Trust.
These foodbanks provide much needed supplies for local families who are struggling to make ends meet and put enough food on the table.
People are more likely to donate to foodbanks during the winter when it is cold outside, but the summer months are crucial as children are at home during the school holidays.
Debbie Jukes, Partner at Equilibrium Asset Management, said: “We know that foodbanks in the Greater Manchester area are well used and need donations to ensure their shelves are kept well stocked with essential supplies.
“As a company we go a long way to providing the best possible working environment for our employees and this includes a healthy breakfast. We also wanted to reach out and support foodbanks in the local area.
“We hope our funds will go a long way towards helping these organisations continue the excellent work they do.”
The generous donations from kind-hearted Equilibrium staff have been warmly received by the organisers of the foodbanks and are particularly welcomed in the summer months when donations often fall. Each foodbank is run by a team of volunteers.
They rely heavily on donations from businesses and individuals to provide this vital service for those in the local community who may be living in crisis or who simply need a helping hand.