Warwick District Foodbank receives early Christmas gift

Pictured from left to right Wayne Goldsmith (Dodd Group), Abi Forrest (WDC), Teresa Gray (D&K Heating), Rob Tew (Baxi), Andy Bower (Warwick District Foodbank), James Sliver (Dodd Group), Tanya Dawson (WDC), Caroline Huckvale (WDC) ,Ross Stockford (Ian Williams).
Pictured from left to right Wayne Goldsmith (Dodd Group), Abi Forrest (WDC), Teresa Gray (D&K Heating), Rob Tew (Baxi), Andy Bower (Warwick District Foodbank), James Sliver (Dodd Group), Tanya Dawson (WDC), Caroline Huckvale (WDC) ,Ross Stockford (Ian Williams).

A foodbank that helps those in need in the Warwick District received and early Christmas present last week.

The Warwick District Foodbank was presented of a cheque for £3,300 from Warwick District Council’s contractors for the work it does in the community.

The Warwick District Foodbank distributes in excess of 585kg of food a week across its seven local centres and currently has 78 new people referred to it on a weekly basis.

This is the fourth year in a row that D&K Heating has organised a campaign together with sixteen local businesses to raise much needed funds for the foodbank charity.

Andy Bower, the Warwick District’s Foodbank operations manager, said: “This very generous donation is a big boost to our plans to purchase a vehicle to assist us with weekly deliveries to our seven foodbank distribution centres.

“The “van fund” was kickstarted by the £2,100 donation we received from this group last year and now we are very close to our target.”

Donations were received from D&K Heating Services Limited, Shield Environmental, Valor, Stelrad, Southern Heating Installer, Pinners & Sons, Ian Williams, Fernox, Lovells , Graham The Plumbers’ Merchant, Dodds Group, Edwards Bathroom Plumbing & Heating Supplies Ltd, Headbrook Ltd, Baxi Group UK, Ben’s Carpentry Services Limited, Tersus and Allworks.

To get in touch with the Warwick District Foodbank call 07979 517890 or go to: www.warwickdistrict.foodbank.org.uk