PJ Skips, fuelling Hailsham Foodbank and helping local people in crisis
PJ Skips is delighted to announce a substantial sponsorship with Hailsham Foodbank, working towards stopping hunger in our local community.
The agreement will enable Hailsham Foodbank to recruit much-needed part-time administration support and will provide funding for additional services to be offered from the new offices and distribution centre in Market Street, Hailsham.
Nick Ellwood, Managing Director of PJ Skips said:
“PJ Skips has always had a close involvement with our community. We support local Bonfire Associations, the Eastbourne Christmas Tree of Light, sports clubs and many other events in the region. However, for some time now we’ve been thinking about how we can partner with a local organisation to make a real and meaningful difference to the people who need it most. We are shocked to see the growing numbers of people in need using foodbanks in the region and across the UK. No one should be going hungry. Through our sponsorship of Hailsham Foodbank, we hope that we’ll be helping put food on the table for local families and neighbours who are struggling to get by.”
Hailsham Foodbank Project Manager, Julie Coates, said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with PJ Skips. Their generous sponsorship will help us provide much needed food and support to struggling families in the area. Unfortunately, we are seeing more and more people walking through our door. Last year we fed nearly 1,500 people and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate.”
About Hailsham Foodbank
Hailsham Foodbank provides nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to the centre in crisis. The foodbank is part of a nationwide network of 428 foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, working to tackle food poverty and hunger across the UK. Over the last year, Hailsham Foodbank has fed 1,486 people in need, with 16,436 kilos of food generously donated by the public. A typical food parcel contains a minimum of three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable, tinned and dried foods.