Karen Winser made the annual trip to THAT Food bank this Monday on behalf of Capstone. Lin, the Chair, of THAT Foodbank, a Charity who try to alleviate food poverty throughout Teignbridge, requested this year for our staff to provide Christmas themed goods so more family hampers could be created. All our staff were happy to get involved with this worthwhile organisation and were very generous, we donated things like selection boxes, tins of Chocolate, biscuits and Christmas puddings. Lin and her team were overwhelmed with the gifts.
Karen had the chance to have a quick catch up with Lin to see how things had been this past year, she told her, “There has been an increasing number of young men and families coming into the office for help”. Karen asked Lin why did she think this was? Lin replied, “This is mainly due to people not receiving benefits in a timely manner, in some cases it is taking over 3 months! People cannot survive without the service we provide, the kindness of people’s donations and the dedication of the volunteer team who give up their time to help and support the local community”.
On the day Karen visited Lin and her team helped with 13 food packs and 2 home starts! The colder weather and benefit delays are contributing to the hardship.
Lin added “This year we were awarded the Quality Assurance Mark. This was a very prestigious award to achieve”. Capstone are really pleased that Lin and the team have got recognition for all their hard work.
If you would like to find out more about this charity and how you could get involved please visit: https://www.thatfoodbank.com/