Please Donate Food For Local People In Need11th May 2016
Staff at Coles Miller are collecting emergency food to help people in need across the Bournemouth area.
Coles Miller is urging local companies and households to support the campaign by donating food at its offices in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Broadstone and Wimborne.
All items donated will go to local foodbanks to provide three-day emergency food supplies to people who would otherwise face going hungry.
Typical items donated include cereals, tinned soups, pasta, jars of pasta sauce, rice, beans, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits.
Coles Miller is one of a number of law firms taking it in turns to collect donations. Its staff are collecting during May before another law firm takes over in June.
The campaign is being organised by Bournemouth & District Junior Lawyers Division.
Coles Miller trainee solicitor Darren Francis said: “It’s great to be able to help the community. The foodbanks are a very worthwhile local cause. There’s a growing need for them.”
Last year local law firms collected more than 530kg (83 stone) of food for the appeal.
Bournemouth Foodbank and Kinson & West Howe Foodbank are run in partnership with local churches. They are part of the Trussell Trust’s 424-strong network of foodbanks.
Trussell Trust foodbanks work with frontline professionals including doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with foodbank vouchers.
For more information on how to support this initiative, please contact Darren Francis of Coles Miller, 01202 355695.