On Monday 16 October, which is also World Food Day, a world record attempt will take place in Milton Keynes to raise funds for Milton Keynes Foodbank. The aim is to set a line of food cans measuring 10km which translates to 132,000 cans in order to smash the current official world record of 3.26km (44,966 cans) set in Quebec in 2014.
We as a firm, have pledged to collect and contribute 350 cans of food and to get involved in the day by sending teams who will help to lay out the cans to beat the world record. In addition to this we have also contributed to providing 25 emergency care parcels to families and individuals in need.
Lisa Spearman, Private Client Partner says, “As a firm, we are very much involved in our local communities and we are excited to be an instrumental part of this day, not only in beating the world record but in collecting cans of food for families in need in Milton Keynes.”
The rise in the cost of living has meant that more people than ever rely on emergency food parcels to fee themselves and their families. In fact, the Foodbank has seen an increase of 50% over this time last year, which represents one in 25 households in Milton Keynes and also means that to meet this demand, Milton Keynes Foodbank needs to double the amount of food collected. The target of 132,000 cans will provide enough food needed to be distributed to the community for six months.
The event will take place on Monday 16 October with the line being laid starting and finishing at MK Rose, Campbell Park covering most of Campbell Park and extending down to Willen Lake and the Tree Cathedral. Mercer & Hole will be laying the cans alongside other sponsors, charities, community groups and schools. Prior to the event, we shall be collecting cans at each of our offices.
For further information on the event please visit the MK Foodbank website.