Hospital staff provides huge quantities of food to support local foodbank

Hospital staff provides huge quantities of food to support local foodbank

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Staff from Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals have come together to help prevent local families going hungry this winter by providing around 1,500 kilos of food for the food bank.

As part of the Trust’s Christmas campaign, staff generously collected food items and basic necessities for individuals and families using foodbanks in Peterborough, Godmanchester and Stamford over the festive period

In total 25 bags of food were collected at Hinchingbrooke, 15 bags of food were collected at Stamford and over 1,000 kilos of food were collected at Peterborough City Hospital.

Caroline Walker, Chief Executive at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust which runs the three hospitals, said: “Christmas is a time of giving, so this year we decided that our festive campaign should focus on giving back to our patients, visitors, staff and the local community. One of the ways we hoped to do this was by collecting for the foodbanks serving Peterborough, Huntingdon, Stamford and the surrounding areas.

“The response was fantastic with over 50 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.” 

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