Residents at Westgate House Care Centre Support People in Crisis with Local Foodbank
A new initiative sees residents at Westgate House Care Centre in Ware visit the local Asda to help stop hunger in the local community.
Westgate House Care Centre, part of the family-owned and run care group Westgate Healthcare, has launched a new initiative to help support people in crisis by donating and supporting the Hertford & District Foodbank.
The residents at Westgate House decorated their own food boxes that they filled with a variety of different food items during their visit to the supermarket. Donations included tinned foods, drinks, toiletries, and treats that can be enjoyed by families that rely on the support of the local foodbank.
As part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, Hertford & District Foodbank contributed to the 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis – a 13% increase on the previous year1.
John, Resident at Westgate House Care Centre, said:
“I think the Hertford & District Foodbank is a very good cause and we are all happy to help – I feel proud to have been a part of it!"
Nancy Currie, Home Manager at Westgate House Care Centre, said:
“Being able to help the local community in Hertford, Ware and the surrounding villages is something all of us at Westgate House are passionate about. The residents joined the staff at Asda to donate a variety of different food items to support the food bank, and we’ll be continuing to offer our support to help stop hunger in our local area.
“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry, and as the foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups – it’s important to us that we can help them in any way we can.”