Shoreline sets 50-box target for Telegraph food poverty appeal
THIS team of workers is tucking into our campaign to feed hungry mouths and beat poverty.
Shoreline Housing Partnership is supporting the Grimsby Telegraph's Ten Tonnes Of Tins Appeal.
The company that manages 8,000 North East Lincolnshire homes has set itself an appeal target of collecting at least one tonne – the equivalent of filling 50 of our blue boxes for the Daily Bread Food Larder at the Christian Action Resource Enterprise (Care) Hainton Avenue, Grimsby.
Shoreline tenancy support officer Susan Jarvis said: "We support the most vulnerable of our tenants on a day-to-day basis and getting involved in this is just something else we can do to help.
"We have worked with Care before and referred some of our tenants to them for food packages. We regularly see children and young families with nothing in their cupboards.
"The campaign's aim to feed everyone is very close to our hearts and this can make a real difference."
Last year, Care handed out 468 parcels to people in North East Lincolnshire.
But in the first five days of February, it gave out 50, on top of 129 given in January.
Shorelines' money management adviser Ann Maggs added: "With all the welfare changes in the last two years you can see the effects.
"Claiming benefits is now more complex and this means that people have to wait longer to get some money and they often go without food.
"I used to give out the odd referral but now they are a lot more common."
If your business would like to receive a box to fill, call 01472 372236. You can also bring donations to the Grimsby Telegraph office, at 80 Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, between 9am and 1.30pm, Monday to Friday. For more information about Care, call 01472 232310.
If you have experienced food poverty, share your views through the Grimsby Telegraph. Get in touch with reporter Dan Russell on 01472 372236 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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