Thurrock Foodbank receives donation from Amazon

A CHARITY that provides emergency food for people crisis has received a £1,500 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury.

Thurrock Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks that work to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. They are supported by The Trussell Trust, a charity working to end the need for food banks, providing three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced, emergency food and support to people who have been referred to them in crisis.

The donation from the Amazon team will go towards purchasing tinned and long-lasting food items for vulnerable families in Tilbury.

Carlos Guijarro Benito, General Manager at Amazon in Tilbury, said:

“The team at Amazon in Tilbury is pleased to support Thurrock Foodbank with this donation. The staff and volunteers at the charity do invaluable work in our community and we’re happy to lend them a helping hand.”

Pete Newall Operations Manager at Thurrock Foodbank, added:

“We would like to thank the Amazon team in Tilbury for this fantastic donation and the continued support that they give Thurrock Foodbank throughout the year. Thurrock Foodbank is dedicated to working to combat poverty across Thurrock and is part of The Trussell Trust network of Foodbanks. With the support from Amazon we are able to support those in need across Thurrock.”

The donation to Thurrock Foodbank was made as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities in and around its operating locations across the UK.

Amazon is providing disadvantaged students with online STEM courses as well as teaming up with charity partner Magic Breakfast and delivering more than five million healthy breakfasts to families around the UK.

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