A Kidderminster law firm has donated £1,000 to support the work of the town’s Foodbank as it continues to support thousands of people and families across the Wyre Forest.
Birmingham Road-based mfg Solicitors has donated the four-figure sum through its Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee to support the Kidderminster Foodbank as it provides a growing number of emergency food packages to families and individuals in Kidderminster and the surrounding area.
In addition to the donation, staff at the firm regularly donate food items that are needed by the charity, most recently over Christmas with staff collecting and raising further funds to support the cause.
Launched in 2012, the Foodbank’s mission is to end hunger and food poverty in the Wyre Forest and last year its volunteers provided help to feed almost 4,500 people despite the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic which has affected many families across Wyre Forest.
Suzannah Strickland, a paralegal at mfg Solicitors who sits on the firm’s CSR Committee, said: “Kidderminster Foodbank provides a food lifeline for so many people since it opened nearly 10 years ago and the team have had to change how it receives donations over the past year due to Covid-19.
“That has meant a huge amount of work behind the scenes and we hope our donations will go some way to helping the team run the foodbank as efficiently as possible over the next year. It means so much to so many not just in Kidderminster, but across the whole Wyre Forest area.
Christine Morgan from Kidderminster Foodbank added: “We are very grateful for the generous donation from mfg, this will go towards helping us meet the needs of those people who are affected and referred to us due to food poverty.”
mfg Solicitors has also donated a further £1,000 to the Worcester Foodbank.
Kidderminster Foodbank can be contacted through 01562 746600 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org