Peterborough hospital trust provides 2,000 kilos of food to support families over Christmas period
Staff from Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals have come together to help prevent local families going hungry this winter by providing more than 2,000 kilos of food for foodbanks.
As part of the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust’s Christmas campaign, staff generously collected food items and basic necessities for individuals and families using foodbanks in Peterborough and Godmanchester, and Second Helpings in Stamford, over the festive period.
In total, 25 boxes of food were collected at Hinchingbrooke, 15 boxes of food were collected at Stamford and more than 2,000 kilos of food were collected at Peterborough City Hospital.
Caroline Walker, trust chief executive, said: “This year has been particularly challenging for everyone and we know that there are many people who haven’t been able to work during the lockdowns and may find themselves in a difficult situation this winter.
“It was important to our staff that, as an organisation, we gave back to the local community who have showed us an overwhelming amount of support during the pandemic.
“The response was fantastic with over 70 departments signing up to take part in the campaign. We encourage our staff to live our trust values and they truly did, working together to ensure that those using the foodbank this winter would have access to food and basic necessities such as toiletries as well as some festive treats.
“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who got involved and donated to the campaign - your help will make a big difference to families struggling this Christmas.”