Amazing £26k donation will supply six months worth of food for Aylesbury foodbank
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Aylesbury’s Vineyard Storehouse foodbank has received an amazing £26,000 funding boost, thanks to housing association Fairhive Homes (formerly the Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust) and Travis Perkins Managed Services (TPMS).
Increased living costs means households are having to cut back on essentials, with low-income households most at risk.
As a result, the Vineyard foodbank is facing unprecedented demand, and was in need of more funding to ensure it could continue to provide essential supplies to local people.
The £26,000 donation will provide Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse foodbank with six months’ food expenditure costs and 12 months’ running costs for its van.
TPMS made the fund available to Fairhive for good causes, and Fairhive, which is in contact with some of the most vulnerable members of the community on a daily basis, chose Vineyard Storehouse to receive the money.
The foodbank provides essential store cupboard groceries and personal hygiene supplies to help with an immediate need. It also serves meals to groups that are struggling financially so they can enjoy safe social interaction while tucking into a wholesome and healthy meal.
Foodbank spokesman Adam Townsend said: “Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse foodbank extends its deepest gratitude for the incredible and generous donation contributed by Fairhive Homes and Travis Perkins.
"This invaluable support aids our ongoing efforts in helping those facing crisis situations and financial challenges.
"We are beyond appreciative of your partnership, as it enables us to carry on our mission of making a positive difference in our community.”
A Fairhive spokesperson said: “We would like to thank Travis Perkins for donating the sum of £26,000 to the Vineyard Store Cupboard.
"This is invaluable assistance and it really helps Fairhive to assist residents at the Community Hub that are faced with financial difficulties, to ensure that no household goes without food.”
Aylesbury Vineyard Storehouse foodbank is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 10am and noon. However, emergency food parcels can also be provided at other times.