Priory Meadow Shopping Centre supports Hastings Foodbank
Priory Meadow Shopping Centre s has been playing its part to help reduce food poverty by supporting The Trussell Trust which runs the Hastings Foodbank.
The Trussell Trust is an anti-poverty charity that supports a network of more than 1,200 food bank centres across the UK.
A food collection point has been located within the shopping centre for Hastings Foodbank, since before the pandemic occurred and donations are needed now more than ever.
The food donation point is located in the mall outside H&M and welcomes non-perishable goods.
The Trussell Trust reported a 47% increase in need for emergency food parcels during the first six months of the pandemic. The local shopping centre is urging customers to continue donating during their essential shopping trips.
Andy Harvey, Centre Manager at Priory Meadow, said: “We are extremely grateful for the donations we receive; we have been able to pass on around three large bags of food each week to Hastings Foodbank which is fantastic.”
“We look forward to a time when we can fundraise for the charity again through our centre events. For now, we really encourage the local community to continue their goodwill and help spread the word about our donation point and awareness of the charity.” He added.
For more information on Priory Meadow Shopping Centre and their partnership with Trussell Trust visit priorymeadow.com.
Find them on Facebook @priorymeadowhastings or Instagram @priory_meadow.