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Housing Group donate to Bucks foodbanks

Paradigm Housing Group has donated £10,000 to charities in several areas.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 7:50am 27th June 2020. 2-minute read.

Housing Group donate to Bucks foodbanks

Buckinghamshire is one area to benefit from a donation by Paradigm housing groups. 

Foodbanks across Buckinghamshire have received a share of a £10,000 donation from Paradigm Housing group.

Areas that received a share were foodbanks in Chiltern, Hillingdon, Dunstable, Hatfield, Bicester, Luton, Broxbourne and Hounslow.

The money was given to areas where the group has the most residents.

Tracey Gray, Executive Director of Operations at Paradigm Housing Group says:

"We know that many people are struggling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and over the last few weeks we have contacted our more vulnerable residents to offer support and advice.

"We already work closely with the local foodbanks and support our residents to access their services where they need them. From our recent conversations with residents we have identified foodbanks as a vital resource and a lifeline for those who need additional support to feed their families so it is good to be able to help them financially at this time."

Mike Dyce, Trustee and Treasurer at Hatfield Foodbank said:

"This is great news! The foodbank is busier than ever, and although we do get some donations of food it's generally insufficient to keep up with demand, and so cash donations help us buy the extra we need to give out.

"Donations tend to be focused on some types of food such as tins of baked beans, and so we top these up with items from areas where there are shortages. Trussell Trust guide us on trying to give out a broadly balanced diet.

"Additionally, residents who are struggling, need other items like toiletries etc., and so generous cash donations like yours really help us to buy things for those 'shortage' areas.

"We are really grateful for Paradigm's help at this time."

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