This month Saltbox and Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank have been working in partnership with Santander UK to help raise donations to support disadvantaged people across North Staffordshire.
Representatives from Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank and Saltbox’s Money Matters team spent time in Santander’s Hanley branch where a food trolley was set up to encourage donations. The team was also able to engage with members of the public, answering questions relating to the services we provide across the local community.
The event was a huge success. Santander staff and customers kindly donated over two full trolleys of non-perishable, tinned and dried foods and toiletries, all of which have since been collected by the Foodbank.
Money Matters Senior Advisor, Mary-Anne Rapson said “We really appreciate the recognition that Santander has given to the important work that Money Matters and Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank do to support local people during times of crisis. The opportunity came about following a visit by Jane and Karen (from the Santander Hanley branch) to the Foodbank Distribution Centre held at Swan Bank Church in Burslem”.
We’d like to thank Santander UK and their staff for making us feel welcome and allowing us to raise donations for a wonderful cause.