Johnsey Joins Campaign to stop UK Hunger - Mamhilad Park Estate Johnsey Joins Campaign to stop UK Hunger - Mamhilad Park Estate

Johnsey Joins Campaign to stop UK Hunger

Johnsey Donation to foodbank

Businesses based at Mamhilad Park Estate are supporting Trussell Trust’s campaign to stop UK hunger as the latest figures released by the charity reveal that 1.3m emergency food parcels were provided to people between April and September this year by food banks in the charity’s UK network. Almost half a million of these went to children.  

Run by Helen Leek, Eastern Valley Foodbank gave 2361 three-day emergency food supplies to feed 5224 people in crisis last year. Helen said: “Over the last six months, 320,000 people have been forced to turn to food bank in the Trussell Trust network for the first time and our latest research shows that one in five people referred to food bank in our network are in working households.  We’re preparing for our busiest winter yet given the soaring costs of living.  That’s why donations from local businesses like Johnsey and the occupiers at Mamhilad Park Estate are so important. We really do need all the help that we can get so that we can help those in need, especially at this time of year.” 

Together with businesses based at the Mamhilad business park, Johnsey Estates donated 192.7kg of food to the Eastern Valley Foodbank. The collection of dried and tinned food, long-life drinks and Christmas treats for children equates to 460 meals for local families.   

Helen Leek of Eastern Valley Foodbank is pictured collecting the food with Andrew Wilkinson, Chairman of Johnsey Estates along with colleagues Claire Guest and Sarah Addison.  

Johnsey Donation to foodbank