Food Bank Donations Continue Into 2021

This December, Home Instead Wrexham and Flintshire donated hundreds of items to local foodbanks as part of their community giving initiative.  

Staff, clients and members of the public generously brought items ranging from food to toiletries to the Home Instead branches in Gresford and Buckley, which were then delivered regularly to the food bank hubs in both Wrexham and Flintshire.  

Over the past few years, the use of food banks has unfortunately grown and this year has increased further due to the pandemic.  Home Instead wanted to be able to support the local communities in which they operate, making a difference to their daily lives.  

Heather Collin, Community Engagement Coordinator said: “As a local business we want to ensure that we take an active role in supporting our local communities and it’s important to find the best ways to meet their needs.  After a truly terrible year, we knew that many local families would be struggling, so collecting for the foodbank was something that we knew our staff and our clients could really get behind.  We are so grateful to everyone who popped by to donate food and toiletries.  In fact we were completely overwhelmed by the amount that was donated so thank you to everyone who got involved.”

The food bank initiative was so successful that Home Instead have chosen to continue using the Buckley branch as a local donation point through January.  Members of the public commented that the location, inside the main shopping precinct, was a convenient dropping off point so the donation box will remain until at least 31st
January 2021 with regular deliveries made to the hub.  

People can drop off their items during normal opening hours Monday-Friday (please note that the office will be closed until Monday 4th January) and will provide a safe, contact free drop off point just inside the front door.