Food bank boost from Trethowans

05 Aug 2016

Baked beans, jam and pasta…just some of the items that have helped staff from all three of our offices do good in the community

A massive 166kg of goods has been donated to Poole Food Bank as part of the firms bid to undertake 150 good deeds in its 150th year.

Members of the team met with Gill Payne, Poole Food Bank co-ordinator, this week to hand over the haul, which included toiletries and cleaning goods as well as food.

Gill said: “The number of people relying on food banks is on the rise, especially during the school holidays which is when stocks start to run low, so charities like ours are becoming more and more reliant on the generosity of local businesses to donate items. We are very grateful to Trethowans for this fantastic haul, which will make a real difference to people in need in the area.”

The collection was organised by solicitor Laura Stone and trainee solicitor Rebecca Buxton from Trethowans Poole office, as part of The Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Bournemouth and District Group challenge to firms across the region to collect as many goods as they can for the charity.

Laura said: “Poole Food Bank really is a lifeline to its users so we are delighted to be able to play our part. As a local business it’s important to us to give back to the communities we work in and it’s been a rewarding experience for everyone involved. We’re already challenging ourselves to beat our donation record next year.”

Poole Foodbank is coordinated by Faith Works Wessex and provides 3 days worth of food to those who are in crisis.