Businesses make large deposit at foodbank

    By James Lawson
    A NETWORKING group have banded together to support low-income families in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge by collecting more than 62kg (9st 11lb) of food for a local charity.
    The Royal Spa Chapter of BNI [Business Network International], which has 50 members, donated the food at one of their Thursday morning breakfast meetings last month.
    Olga Johnson, Co-Chair of the recipient, the Nourish Community Foodbank, said: “It’s fantastic that local businesses got together to support people in their area who are struggling to make ends meet.
    “In Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge, 16 per cent of households are living in crisis – a proportion that we expect to see rise – and this donation will help us in our work making sure they don’t have to choose between food and other essentials.”
    The President of the Royal Spa BNI Chapter, Debbie Harris of Chosen with Care, said: “Our 50 members were delighted to come together to support the great work of Nourish. As business owners and managers, we feel we have a role to play in contributing to our local community.”