The University, along with a number of other businesses in the Waterloo area including offices and shops, gathered donations throughout December, which were then collected voluntarily by local catering company Eden Caterers ahead of Christmas.
Nathan Jones, the Foodbank Manager, said “The festive period and New Year are when we need donations the most, so it is great to have support from such a large local organisation. The supporters’ scheme has been a huge help in providing items for the Foodbank, as we do not have a means of collecting donations from premises ourselves.”
LSBU collected an impressive 357.2 KG of non-perishable food items to help support those referred to the Foodbank. We would like to thank all of the businesses who have been involved since it started, and especially Eden Caterers for their continued support, time and effort into making this scheme work.
With over 20 businesses now participating in the scheme, the Waterloo Foodbank Supporter collections continue to grow. Businesses fill their crates with donations for the Foodbank (a top three most wanted items is given as guidance), and on set collection dates, usually around five a year focused on big events like Christmas, the boxes are collected by Eden Caterers, a local company whose vans are always seen about the Waterloo area. Eden take the full collection boxes and deliver them to the Foodbank. For more information on the scheme, please visit our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) page here.