Reversing advent to support Spennymoor Foodbank

Posted on Jan 01, 2020

Christmas is a time for giving, which is exactly why Spennymoor-based Learning Curve Group have decided to give back to those most in need.

With the use of foodbanks rising and the need for donations increasing, the national training provider decided a ‘reverse advent calendar’ would encourage staff to grab some extra items when doing their food shop to help prevent anyone going without food over the festive period.

With a different item on the list for each day of advent, from Christmas puddings and tins of tuna, to shower gel and toilet roll - staff have filled boxes and bags with household staples to take down to Spennymoor foodbank at St Paul’s Centre.

Director of People at Learning Curve Group, Louise Clough, said: “The response by our staff has been overwhelming, and it’s been so rewarding to support those in need over the Christmas period. Charity and community are a big part of life for our staff at Learning Curve Group, earlier this year we launched our own charity foundation, and we also have an active CSR committee who look at initiatives to support our local community.

“We’re really grateful for the support of our staff, at a time of year where they are not only thinking about their own families, they’re also thinking about those most in need and we’re really thankful for their donations. We really hope this helps make someone’s Christmas a little brighter.”

Foodbanks support people of all ages and every story is different. They aim to provide nutritionally balanced meals to individuals and families that have been referred in crisis for support, in the hope to end hunger and poverty across the country.

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