Housing staff have donated food tins to help families struggling to make ends meet keep their cupboards stocked.
Knowsley Housing trust (KHT), part of The First Ark Group, held a Bring A Tin To Work Day to support Knowsley Foodbank, a charity that provides emergency food parcels to people on low incomes or who are facing hard times.
Staff collected over 100 tins and packets of food which will be donated to the foodbank to help its vital work.
Their donations weighed in at almost 40kg – enough to provide emergency food parcels for four people or two families.
The foodbank, run by Jubilee Church, has helped to feed hundreds of people since it opened in September last year and has centres in Kirkby and Huyton.
“We want to help the charity however we can to make sure this support is in place for our tenants, and all Knowsley residents, when they find themselves facing hard times.”
Organisations and workplaces across Knowsley took part in Bring a Tin to Work Day, donating a total of 760kg.
Knowsley Housing Trust helped to set up the foodbank and KHT directors have volunteered to sort donated food.
Care professionals identify those in need and issue vouchers that can be exchanged for food parcels.
Vouchers can be exchanged for three days of free food at Centre 63 in Kirkby on a Tuesday, St Mark's in Kirkby on a Thursday, the Apostolic Church in Huyton on a Monday, from 11am to 2pm, and St Michael’s Parish Church in Huyton on a Friday.
For further information about Knowsley Foodbank call 0151 546 0470 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured is Emma O Hara from KHT with donated food tins and packets.