Sherborne Food Bank is very grateful to Mogers Drewett for including us in their summer campaign to support food banks local to their offices. See the quotation below from our Chair of Trustees, David Kemp.
MOGERS DREWETT PRESS RELEASE:
South West legal and financial planning firm Mogers Drewett has launched a campaign to help struggling families during the school holidays by supporting local food banks.
The firm is currently accepting donations of long-life food items, cleaning products and toiletries at its offices in Bath, Sherborne and Wells. The much-needed donations will go to food banks local to the firm’s offices which have seen increased demand for help.
Grainne Moher, Manager of Bath Foodbank, part of the Genesis Trust, said, “We are so grateful for the support of Mogers Drewett’s staff and clients. Even though the assistance for families who receive free school meals will continue in our area this summer we also support many people who will not be eligible for this. Your donations to this summer collection of food and household items for Bath Foodbank will provide much-needed help to individuals and families in our local community.
“All donations are very welcome, and we now have an app that can help to highlight what is most needed. It is called Bank the Food and it’s a great way to keep updated.”
David Kemp, Chair of Trustees at the Sherborne Food Bank, said, “Many families facing financial challenges only just manage to make ends meet during term time because of the provision of free school meals.
“During school holidays that lifeline ends, coupled with parents’ need to either reduce working hours or pay for additional childcare for their children during the day. Food donations often decline over the summer too, as others go away on their own holidays. This is why the continuing support of donors such as Mogers Drewett has never been more vital.”
Sean McDonough, Managing Partner of Mogers Drewett, added, “Our local food banks do such fantastic work to help struggling families, particularly at this time of year. So we wanted to do our bit to support them and the local communities they serve.
“We are asking people to pop into one of our offices and donate whatever they can spare to help local people in crisis this summer.”
He added, “This latest campaign follows our successful Christmas collection on behalf of local food banks when our staff also raised £1,000 for these amazing organisations.”