A town charity has benefitted from a £400 boost from a local solicitors.
Haverhill Foodbank, part of REACH, was given the cash by Adams Harrison Solicitors.
The firm’s managing director Paul Cammiss came to the Foodbank to present a cheque for the amount and comment on how his business likes to support local charities.
Instead of giving out Christmas cards in 2012 Adams Harrison made the donations, including one for a similar amount to the Medical Detection Dogs.
REACH project director Henry Wilson said: “This is great news for us at the Foodbank and we’re so grateful to Adams Harrison.
“Sadly we are seeing an increasing need for food and that’s before the benefit changes start to bite in April and every bit of help we receive is welcomed.”
The Foodbank works in partnership with family support services including On Track and Cartwheels, Health Visitors and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, which identify the needs and give clients a Foodbank voucher in to exchange for a box of food.
Since its inception Foodbank has helped hundred os local families during times of unexpected crisis such as redundancy, relationship breakdown, evictions, homelessness and benefit delays.
The Haverhill scheme has pioneered the way for similar charities to be established across the country since it was launched in October 2008 in partnership with the Trussel Trust and Haverhill and District Churches Together.
The Foodbank is open at the REACH Resource Centre in Leiston Road on the Clements estate, from Monday to Thursday 2pm to 5pm and Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 1pm.
REACH now also offers other services such as the Furniture Bank and debt counselling with Christians Against Poverty (CAP).
For all the latest news see Thursday’s (February 21) Echo.