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Swansway donates £1K to local food bank

Swansway Motor Group have donated a total of £1000 to Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank.

2022 has seen Swansway Motor Group take a refreshed approach to their charity efforts, working with charity partners in the areas local to where they do business, their aim has been to support families and children who are in need, along with those who have been heavily impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Swansway’s most recent campaign has seen them reach out to foodbanks across the country to make a combined donation of food items and monetary support.

Working closely with Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank’s main office on Magdalen Road, Blurton, Stoke-on-Trent, Swansway has made a donation of £1000 to the foodbank.

Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank first launched in 2012 when Rev Ashley Cooper and Rev Ron Willoughby joined forces after learning that 1 in 3 children locally were living below the poverty line. Since then, Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank has grown immensely, now operating out of 16 church-based distribution centres across the area with the support of over 200 volunteers. Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank has become a centre of excellence and was chosen by the Trussell Trust as one of five foodbanks nationwide to be on the strategic team that eventually led to the emergence of Pathfinder.

Before the Covid Pandemic, Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank fed on average 1,000 people per month, by the start of 2022 this average number had risen to 1,500 per month through their voucher system.

Caroline Wolfe, Community and Business Development Co-ordinator commented;

“This donation is very timely, and gratefully received; we supported over 2,000 people in September alone and 40% of these were children. This thoughtful gift of food and money will help us continue with this vital work.”

Swansway Motor Group Director David Smyth added;

“As part of our ongoing charity efforts, it’s crucial to us all at Swansway Motor Group that we do our best to support families in need. Our hope is that this donation can play a part in easing some of the uncertainty the coming months may bring to local families and provide a helping hand to the fantastic organisations who provide this service.”

There are many ways to support Stoke-on-Trent foodbank, you can donate food, money and your time to the organisation.

If you’re a local business, there are plenty of opportunities to partner with the foodbank.

Find out more about supporting Stoke-on-Trent foodbank:

If you are in need of food support, you can find out more about how Stoke-on-Trent foodbank can help you:


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