Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has donated £4,000 to two local foodbanks last month, as a result of the votes collated in its 2021 Annual General Meeting.
The Society received over 3,000 votes ahead of its 155th AGM, which was held online for a second year running due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Each year, the Society pledges donations to a local charity for every vote they receive. This year Hinckley Area Foodbank received £2,000, which will be used to provide emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis.
Chris Wright, Deputy Manager and Fundraiser at Hinckley Area Foodbank, said:
“Thank you so much for supporting Hinckley Area Foodbank. Since we went into the first lockdown in March 2020, we have supplied over 60,000 meals to local people in crisis. We have had to take on an additional warehouse unit because of social distancing requirements and also increased costs for food deliveries due to the pandemic. This donation will help us cover these costs which will mean we can continue to support local people who are in food crisis.”
Adi Robinson, Service Delivery Manager for Rugby Foodbank, said:
“On behalf of the clients we serve every week, and those who will need us in the coming weeks and months as the impact of Covid-19 is felt by many more, I’d just like to say thank you. Financial donations like these ensure that we can plan and prepare to continue to serve those most in need in our community.”
Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s Chief Executive, Colin Fyfe, said:
“We would like to thank each and every one of our members who voted in this year’s AGM. Thanks to them, we have been able to make a generous donation to two of the food banks in our communities. They have been a lifeline for many people, particularly in the past year, who have found themselves struggling, and we’re delighted to have been able to help them in their plight to provide vital support to local people in need.”