Leeds South and East Foodbank has received a donation of more than £19,000 thanks to long-term Trussell Trust supporter Amey.
As subsidiaries of Ferrovial, the construction arm in the UK, Ferrovial Construction, and leading public service provider Amey, identified the Trussell Trust as a charity on the front-line of the fight against Covid-19 and helped secure a £270,000 donation for the Trussell Trust and 12 of its foodbanks across the UK.
The funds have been provided by the “Ferrovial Together Covid-19 fund”, which has so far donated more than £6.5m to charities and organisations around the world, including over £900,000 to UK charities alone.
Barbara Tate, Leeds South and East Foodbank Trustee, commented:
“For some time now we have been aware that our shared warehouse was not big enough and social distancing was very difficult, so we have been searching for new premises.
“Amey’s donation will help us to move into new premises and hopefully future proof our organisation. In the coming months with a return to fewer lockdown restrictions and government and council support being withdrawn, we expect to be busier than ever. The generous support will help us to move forward. We will continue the fight against hunger.”
Jonathan Skill, Account Manager, Amey said:
“I am delighted that Amey and Ferrovial have supported Leeds South and East Foodbank in such a positive and practical way. We have built up a strong relationship with the charity over the last few years and I am so pleased we can help them widen their support for the local community and ensure they can continue with their essential work.”
This post is based on a press release issued by Amey
Photo: Wendy Doyle, Operations and Project Manager and Nathanya Laurent, Development Manager at Leeds South & East Foodbank