Agents Giving calls for firms to support foodbanks over the summer holidays

Agents are being urged to continue their support for foodbanks over the summer school holidays.

The Trussell Trust charity said almost 87,500 foodbank parcels were provided to children by foodbanks in its network last summer, a 20% increase on the same period the previous year.

Now property industry charity Agents Giving is encouraging agents to help their local foodbanks to support parents who find their income won’t stretch to cover the cost of extra meals or additional childcare during the holidays.

The Trussell Trust supports families by supplying holiday boost bags.

Items required include:

· Tinned – tomatoes, soup, rice pudding, vegetables, fish

· Jars – jam, pasta sauces

· Dried/Packets – pasta, biscuits, cereal, snack bars, sponge puddings

· Beverages – UHT milk full fat, tea, coffee

· Other – toothpaste, soap, shower gel, washing up liquid

Find your local foodbank and see what items they require at https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/

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