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Building society’s support for foodbanks

Posted onPosted on 28th Apr

The Nottingham Building Society is sharing £30,000 among 20 Trussell Trust supporting foodbanks — covering the cost of around 3,000 food parcels for families most in need.

The organisations receiving money include the Dukeries and District Foodbank, New Ollerton; Newark Foodbank; and Sherwood Forest Foodbank, Mansfield Woodhouse.

David Marlow, chief executive of The Nottingham, said: “The Nottingham has a long and proud history of doing the right thing and in times like these, this is more important than ever.”

Samantha Stapley, chief operating officer at the Trussell Trust, added: “Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure foodbanks are able to remain open and have the necessary stocks to respond to this crisis. The support of The Nottingham means foodbanks will be able to remain agile to respond to the fast-changing situation and continue to provide the lifeline of emergency food and additional support for people in crisis.”

The donations are part of £100,000 The Nottingham is donating to charities in the first half of 2020 — triple the amount originally planned as a direct response to the impact of coronavirus in our communities.

Although the society’s corporate and social responsibility programme has traditionally aligned to themes of supporting employability, financial education and literacy and tackling homelessness, this is being extended to support those in most need.

Pictured is senior auditor at The Nottingham, David Cobbin, with some of the items from a food collection the building society held previously.