In July, Primark Meadowhall was delighted to support local charity, the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership by donating £1,800 of stock to support families in need.
The Food For People In Crisis Partnership consists of a number of organisations in the Rotherham Borough that help people deal with emergency situations by providing them with food, and other types of support. There are assessment and referral processes to ensure that people who need support are able to access it all year round. More information is available at www.varotherham.org.uk/food-for-people-in-crisis/.
A number of the partners provide families in crisis with games as part of the service. As many of the partners are volunteer led and run on a shoe string, it is often the case that stocks of games are low. It is lovely to be able to use these games to distribute to families in crisis / experiencing social distancing at this time.
Michelle Scholey, Neighbourhood Group Support Worker at Voluntary Action Rotherham, helped to arrange the link between Primark and The Food for People in Crisis Partnership. She said: “We would like to thank Primark for their generous donation to the Food for People in Crisis Partnership. There will be families in crisis situations / isolating who receive these and will find a lot of comfort in having the games.
“Thank you also to the team at Families First, this small volunteer led group kindly took the time to go and collect the games from Primark to share between the Food for People in Crisis Partnership. Partners are now working together to distribute the games to families in need. This is a true show of philanthropy and community spirit for which we are all very grateful.”