The foodbank, part of the national charity The Trussell Trust, has welcomed a shopping list of items such as tinned puddings, juice and sugar. The donation contributed to 102 kilos of food, the equivalent of 245 meals.
The produce will be given to individuals who have been identified as being in a crisis. Those in need are issued with a voucher and can visit the foodbank and receive three days’ supply of emergency food.
Maria Hayton, from Southend Foodbank, commented: “On behalf of the Southend Foodbank we are very grateful for the fantastic donation from Rochford Housing staff and residents.
“Every donation goes to help make a difference to those in need and without the generosity of those who donate, the foodbank would struggle to continue.”
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.