Borehamwood Foodbank awarded £3,000 grant by Lloyds Bank

Borehamwood Times: Archbishop Vincent Nichols visited the foodbank earlier this year Archbishop Vincent Nichols visited the foodbank earlier this year

An organisation that feeds the poorest in society has been awarded a £3,000 grant to continue its good work.

Members of the community have chosen Borehamwood Foodbank as their favourite good cause in the area.

The organisation, which gives food to the most vulnerable in society, was awarded the 2013 Lloyds Bank Community Fund after receiving the most votes from members of the public.

11th Edgware Scout Group also received £3,000 and Brookside Boys Club and 1st Radlett Scout Group received £300 as part of the initiative, which is designed to help local people to have a positive impact at the heart of their communities.

Chairman of the foodbank Kristan Payne is delighted to receive the grant, which would enable the organisation to provide lunch and activities once a week for families in the school holidays.

She said: “We can purchase fresh food, fruit and vegetables and get a good supply of craft materials without depleting the Foodbank resources, which are needed for other areas of our work.

“Getting the grant also shows that local people support our project and this is a great encouragement to us.”

Members of the foodbank were out in force collecting food at Tesco in Shenley Road this weekend, and Ms Payne added the response from local people had been “amazing”.

Borehamwood Foodbank is one of 1,332 good causes in 333 communities that benefited from the Lloyds Bank community fund.

More than 2.3million people across the country cast votes online, in branches or by text message during September and October.

Graham Lindsay, who is group director for responsible business at the bank said: “Lloyds Bank scaled up the Community Fund considerably in 2013 and in return we have had an incredible response from the public, which has resonated right across the country.

“We know that receiving a promotional boost and public support is as important as the financial investment and can have a sustained impact on groups’ engagement with their local community over time.

“Congratulations to every community group that took part, we look forward to hearing about the difference being involved in the programme has made."

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11:30am Mon 2 Dec 13

david Burcombe says...

Thank you Lloyds for your support I am sure the people will no longer have to go hungry this Christmas
Thank you Lloyds for your support I am sure the people will no longer have to go hungry this Christmas david Burcombe

4:07pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Victor Eni says...

Thank you Lloyds Bank and congratulation to food bank they are doing a wonderful job.
Thank you Lloyds Bank and congratulation to food bank they are doing a wonderful job. Victor Eni

11:31am Wed 4 Dec 13

mr.taxpayer says...

Love all the politicians leaving nice comments regarding the food banks.

Maybe if you lot hadn't messed this country up we wouldn't need free food.
Love all the politicians leaving nice comments regarding the food banks. Maybe if you lot hadn't messed this country up we wouldn't need free food. mr.taxpayer

12:29pm Wed 4 Dec 13

david Burcombe says...

Its a world problem not just uk cameron doing his best sometimes
Its a world problem not just uk cameron doing his best sometimes david Burcombe

5:24pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mr.taxpayer says...

david Burcombe wrote:
Its a world problem not just uk cameron doing his best sometimes
Doing his best for his millionaire chums from Eton maybe, that fella hasn't got a clue about REAL life problems.
[quote][p][bold]david Burcombe[/bold] wrote: Its a world problem not just uk cameron doing his best sometimes[/p][/quote]Doing his best for his millionaire chums from Eton maybe, that fella hasn't got a clue about REAL life problems. mr.taxpayer

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