Kanes Foods, the Evesham-based food supplier, is donating four tonnes of healthy, fresh produce to national homeless charity, Crisis, to help vulnerable people this Christmas.
This is the second year that Kanes Foods is supporting the charity’s Crisis at Christmas campaign, which aims to provide 33,000 meals to homeless people during this critical time of year. The local company is donating approximately four tonnes of fresh vegetables and salads to the charity’s depot in Bermondsey, London on Thursday, 21 December, which Crisis will distribute throughout the country.
Crisis is determined to end homelessness and provides food, warmth and support to thousands of homeless people across Britain. Each Christmas, the charity mobilises a huge volunteer effort, with 15 centres across Britain offering homeless people food, clothing and advice on the first steps out of homelessness, as well as companionship and vital services at one of the hardest times of the year.
Steve Corby, chief executive at Kanes Foods, commented: “This is our second year of supporting Crisis and the work that the charity offers all year round is incredible. Food is central to everything we do at Kanes so what better way of supporting such a worthwhile cause by supplying produce which will ensure everyone who goes to a Crisis Centre over the next week will get a Christmas dinner.
“We’d like to thank local company, Ferryfast who’ve helped us with the practical side of sourcing and delivering our donation to Crisis at Christmas.”
Ian Richards, Head of Christmas at Crisis, said: “Crisis at Christmas is only possible through the collective effort of 10,000 volunteers who make sure everything runs smoothly at each of our 15 centres and companies like Kanes Foods which make such generous donations and for that we are extremely grateful.
“We want everyone to have a Christmas and therefore we have a huge range of entertainment at each of our centres including live music to film showings to karaoke, as well as some volunteer led classes, as we want to inspire our guests and give them the skills they need to move forward. This fresh produce from Kanes Foods will help us provide a Christmas dinner for each of our guests and help us to provide a lifeline at this difficult time.”
Kanes Foods, located in Middle Littleton, has been a leading supplier of prepared fresh produce including salads, vegetables and stir-fries in the UK for almost 30 years.
Crisis at Christmas will be hosting its events from 22nd – 29th December, run by volunteers from all walks of life across its 15 centres across Britain, including Birmingham and Coventry. The events will introduce people to year-round training, education, support with housing, employment and health. In addition, guests can see a doctor or dentist, have a haircut, and get clothes or bags repaired. This long-term support helps people to rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good.
For further information about Kanes Foods, visit www.kanesfoods.co.uk and to support Crisis by either making a donation, fundraising or volunteering visit www.crisis.org.uk/support-crisis-this-christmas/