Paradigm donates £10,000 to local foodbanks

Posted on the 21st December 2021

Paradigm Housing Group is pleased to donate £10,000 to local foodbanks to provide ongoing support in the areas where we have the highest concentration of customers.

We know that many people continue to struggle and foodbanks are expecting to see an increase in demand during the winter from households needing emergency help due to the loss of the Universal Credit extra payment of £20 per week. This is in addition to the wider cost of living pressure including gas price rises, which will have a significant financial impact on low income households.

Funds have gone to foodbanks in Buckinghamshire, Welwyn & Hatfield, Watford, Broxbourne, Hillingdon, Luton and Milton Keynes

“Donations like this enable us to buy the things that people need but are not very often donated, like toiletries” says Mike Dyce, Trustee & Treasurer of Hatfield Foodbank. “If someone has an interview coming up, for example, they might need things like razor blades and deodorant, so it’s extremely valuable to get donations of money as well as goods. We work closely with other agencies to try to support people with their underlying debt problems as well as their short-term needs.”

Chief Executive of Paradigm Matthew Bailes said: “It was great to see first-hand the valuable work that the Foodbank does. Some of our customers rely heavily on their local foodbank which are a vital resource and a lifeline for those who need additional support to feed their families.”

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