Digital thermometer manufacturer Electronic Temperature Instruments (ETI) is supporting the Worthing Food Foundation with a food donation worth £3,000.
Every week from the first week of November through to January, items such as tinned food, cereal packets, and pasta are being made available via the Foundation which will support local families living in food poverty.
Throughout the past six challenging months, the Worthing Food Foundation has helped approximately 700 families access 5,000 meals a month – that’s roughly 90 families per week. During the school holidays the charity provides an additional 500 lunches per week and these figures are expected to increase over the Christmas period. These meals are provided to anyone living in food poverty which has come as a result of issues such as universal credit, physical or mental health problems or spousal abandonment.
A £10 donation can buy enough fruit and vegetables to feed a family of 4 for a week, £20 is enough for single person per week, and £100 can provide enough food for 20 children packed lunches for 5 days.
Matthew Potter from the Worthing Food Foundation said: “We are very excited that ETI is supporting us so generously over the upcoming Christmas period. For us, it is recognition that businesses can play an active role in their local communities. We hope that ETI’s involvement with us will encourage other businesses to get involved in what has been such a topical subject throughout the pandemic.”
Jason Webb, ETI director, said: “Food poverty has rightly been pushed up the agenda this year. Putting food on the table for your family sets core foundations in everyday life. In this time of great need, we want to support this wonderful charity which is serving food to those who need it throughout our local community. Our business wouldn’t be where it is today if it wasn’t for employees from our local area.”