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Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants support St Albans and District Foodbank

A team from Mercer & Hole Chartered Accountants’ St Albans office volunteered with St Albans & District Foodbank on 1 December.

Private Client Partner, Helen Price was accompanied by Charlie Hughes and Debbie Bigg, who greeted customers at the St Albans city centre branch of Tesco and provided them with an ‘emergency items shopping list’. The flyers encourage shoppers to consider buying an additional item on the list and donate it to the foodbank by placing it in a collection bin in store.

St Albans and District Foodbank is run by The Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest foodbank network. The charity provides a minimum of three day’s emergency food for local people in crisis and is supporting a growing number of individuals and families across the District. Donations are sorted and stored by volunteers, with frontline professionals identifying those in need for emergency food. Volunteers then help clients in signposting them to support agencies, enabling them to address any underlying problems and to find more permanent solutions.

Helen said Helen said “We are delighted to support St Albans & District Foodbank as a key provider of emergency food to those in need within our local community. It was wonderful to see the generosity and kindness of so many people last week who took the time to buy extra shopping items for donation.  I will definitely be looking out for a collection bin (looks like a travel cot!) in future.”

Mercer & Hole also have a festive foodbank campaign, where each of our four offices has a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar’ foodbank box. The idea is an advent calendar with a twist; in order to receive your chocolate treat, you must donate an item to the foodbank. We will then donate the items collected to the local foodbank, in the case here, St Albans & District Foodbank. It’s a fun idea that gets everyone talking!”

St Albans & District Foodbank Operational Manager, Emma Dalton said: “We are grateful to Mercer & Hole for supporting the foodbank. Many local people find this service a real lifeline in an emergency - donations really do make a difference.”

For more information about St Albans and District Foodbank, please click here.

Left to right: Emma Dalton (foodbank manager), Helen Price, Charlie Hughes and Debbie Bigg. 

 

 

Date: 6th December, 2016
Author: Mercer & Hole Media

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