Bromsgrove Specsavers has pledged to collect non-perishable items and emergency food supplies for those in need in the lead up to Christmas.
The Specsavers store, located on Bromsgrove High Street, will be collecting on behalf of Catshill and Marlbrook Foodbank, encouraging customers to donate tinned and jarred foods, dried pasta, rice, soups, biscuits and other long-life items to help provide food parcels to local people in desperate need.
A word from the store director
Store director, Mark Gibson, commented: ‘Foodbanks rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of those in the community, so we thought this was a great way to encourage our customers to help make another family’s Christmas a little bit brighter this year.
There are so many families, even in the Bromsgrove area, who need our help and support and we hope that over the Christmas months and into the New Year, we can help them. As a store we recognise that our commitment goes far beyond just our customers, it extends to the wider community.’
The foodbank initiative is an outreach project that aims to support individuals and families in need by working with local churches and community groups to stop hunger and combat poverty in the local area.