Caring at Christmas – Charity Boxes
Susie Put Together 142 Caring at Christmas Boxes
Donating Aid to the Trussel Trust
“I would just like to say a massive thank you for the contribution provided by ENA! Your support was much appreciated, I was able to donate 141 shoeboxes to the Trussell Trust. These shoeboxes will now be taken to Bulgaria and given to those in need.”
We are really proud of Susie who put together 141 boxes for the Trussel Trust to help stop hunger. The Trussel Trust are well known for their contribution to local communities. They help support disadvantaged families through providing emergency food and setting up food banks across the UK. They also provide money advice and community hubs to support those who need it. We contributed to Susie’s Caring at Christmas cause and are so impressed by her efforts to send Christmas Care Boxes to the Trussel Trust. These boxes will be sent to Bulgaria to help families over Christmas.
There are people across the UK who are going hungry for a number of reasons, from redundancy to unexpected bills and circumstances. These problems are even more difficult for those who are on a low income trying to support themselves and their families. The Trussel Trust have 421 Food Banks across the UK and say ‘A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.’
Making an extra effort over Christmas can help Charities through the Winter months. The Trussel Trust ask for non-perishable in-date food donations which you can contribute to at a range of places. Schools, churches, businesses and supermarkets have signed up to be collection points for food donations. 40,000 volunteers for the Trussel Trust then sort this food into boxes to be given to those in need.
Doctors, Health Visitors, Social Workers and Teachers help identify people who need extra help and can issue them with a food voucher. These food vouchers equal a foodbank parcel of three days worth of food.
To find your nearest foodbank, click here.
These 141 boxes are filled with essentials and will make their way across Europe to help those in need. Well done Susie!