Paignton firm donates £5000 to foodbank crowdfunder

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(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

A Crowdfunder to raise money for the Torbay Food Alliance received a massive boost from a Paignton firm today.

Lumentum based on Westfield Business Park on Long Road has donated £5,000 pushing the total raised so far to more than £15,000

Earlier this week, Torbay Council added matched funding of £5,000 to ensure no-one in the Bay goes hungry during the current crisis.

A spokesperson for Lumentum said: “We have made the donation on behalf of Lumentum and its local staff at Paignton to the Torbay Food Alliance to help fund the support being provided to our local Torbay Community as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.”

Twelve organisations have come together working with the council, the Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust and Torbay Community Development Trust to coordinate transport and delivery of food parcels.
Demand on the foodbanks during the crisis is at an all-time high with requests in some areas more than doubling whilst donations from individuals are falling.

In its two weeks, the Alliance has provided have delivered 746 food parcels for people struggling to feed their families and provided 2162 meals to some of the Bay’s most vulnerable.

Donations to the Crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/torbay-food-alliance and all gifts, no matter how small will go to provide food for families and individuals in Torbay.

If you are struggling to afford food and need support from Torbay Food Alliance, you can be referred through the Coronavirus helpline (01803 446022), Torbay Council call centre (01803 201201), or via a member of our health and social care teams.

To find out more, visit https://www.torbayfoodalliance.org/

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