Staff at Specsavers in Haverfordwest have pledged their support to local food bank charity, Patch, with donations of emergency food supplies for those most in need in the Pembrokeshire community.

Collection of emergency food staff at the store collected 10 bags worth of non-perishable food items such as soup, rice, dried pasta, biscuits and other various long-life items, as well as toiletries, which were then processed into emergency food packages by volunteers at the charity.

Caring and kind staff

‘This food bank initiative was actioned by a truly caring and kind staff member, Kate Hooper, who wanted to do something in the colder winter months to help people in need in the local community,’ said store director, Paul Skoczek.

Established in 2008, Patch is a charitable organisation that aims to relieve the effects of poverty for individuals and families within the county of Pembrokeshire.

Its ‘Basics Bank’ provides clothing and small practical household items where possible, as well as the charity giving emergency food parcels to those in need.

The charity is a true lifesaver

Paul continued, ‘We started out small this year but would like to donate as many times as we can throughout the coming year to Patch, opening the drive up to our customers and perhaps hosting a drop-off point in store on nominated weeks to really increase our donations.

‘The charity is a true lifesaver for those in need and we are more than happy to do what we can to help.’

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