Essential Food Packages and Community Support
This month we have been working closely with members of the community who have been supporting the distribution of our food parcels. We have had donations and helping hands so that we can meet the demand of our communities to help tackle food poverty. We have received messages far and wide offering support to our organisation to give back as much as we possibly can to our communities together and we as Linx staff appreciate it endlessly. We have met some amazing representatives from our communities whose stories we would like to share.
We had the privilege of meeting a young boy named Cole. At just 4 years old Cole and his mum have been busy fund raising as he wanted to help those in need. Together with the help of friends and family, they have managed to raise £160 over one weekend. Cole decided to do this after he took part in an assembly at school where he learned about about helping others and being grateful for what we have.
Another act of kindness to the community was by Alex who generously donated £450 worth of food to Linx. This amazing young man raised money through a Go Fund Me page and doubled it by adding his own hard-earned money to support families with children and young people through school half-term. #EndChildFoodPoverty. His act of kindness says many things, but most importantly community spirit and togetherness during these hard and challenging times.
Jack is also another gentleman who took it upon himself to support his community. Linx received a knock at the door and there stood Jack with his selfless donation. Jack saw our posts on social media and decided to give as much food as possible to help those in need. It is people like this who keep the world going as we can all do with a little help at times.
Linx have also had some helping heroes this month. Staff have been busy unloading all of our food surplus and donations from the community into our office. Two young men, Maxi-Ray and Isaac, both 9 years old, were enjoying their half term in the park and saw that staff could use a hand. Both boys decided they would leave what they were doing and help someone else and it is acts of kindness like this that we are truly grateful for.
We would also like to thank the fantastic team at Barefoot Kitchen for donating fresh organic produce to add to our food parcel boxes delivered to families each week. They grow all of the own produce which allows us to implement and enable healthy eating with our food packages.
This month with all of the help and donations we have received, we have managed to support over 25 families per week, totalling to around 100 families this month. We should all be proud of our town, its citizens and our community as together we are stronger. We want to thank you all and keep up the amazing work guys.