The Eastbourne Foodbank is celebrating after being given a £1,000 boost.
The foodbank network is part of The Trussell Trust, a charity which gives emergency food parcels to those living below the poverty line due to illness, redundancy, and mental health.
It will use the money, donated by The Screwfix Foundation, a charity which supports projects to fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and facilities for those in need, to pay for shelves to store food donations on.
Howard Wardle, from Eastbourne Foodbank, said, “We are so grateful to The Screwfix Foundation for donating these essential funds to the charity.
“There has been a huge increase in demand for our services in recent years and this donation will enable us to store more goods. We’d like to thank everyone who was involved in the fundraising.”
Stuart Hill, manager of the Screwfix store in Eastbourne, said, “We’re really pleased one of our local charities has been awarded funding by The Screwfix Foundation.
“Our colleagues from across the business have held a variety of fundraising events – from leg waxes and bike rides, to mountain climbs and fun days – to raise much needed funds.
“It’s fantastic to see the money we have raised being injected back into the community.
“We’d also like to thank all of our customers who have donated money in our collection tins, or supported our fundraising efforts – watch this space for our next event!”