THE Nourish Community Foodbank has benefitted from being one of the first recipients of a donation from the new Childrensalon charity.
“We have been working in partnership with Childrensalon for the past two years organising our largest fundraiser,” said Paul Haines, Nourish Community Foodbank’s Co-Chair.
“During that time, we have been bowled over by their passion and generosity for the work we do.”
In 2015-16, Nourish provided three days of emergency food to 3,141 people, a 34 per cent increase on the previous year.
“This donation goes a considerable way in helping us meet our running costs. On average it costs £3 for each meal we provide, and last year we donated over 28,000 meals,” Mr Haines added.
“The kindness of Childrensalon means this money makes a very real and immediate difference to people in crisis in our community.”
Childrensalon has helped Nourish and many other chosen charities through the years because the online children’s clothing store is passionate about helping people in need.
To do this more effectively, Childrensalon formed a charity this year and committed an amount that will help Nourish continue to offer their invaluable services to the local community. Every year Childrensalon also works with Nourish to organise fundraisers. Last October it held a Casino Night at the High Rocks which raised more than £6,000.