Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons has shown its support for a local food bank by donating eight large boxes of essential supplies.
The team, led by head of employment, Tim Jones, put together the boxes for Black Country Foodbank which helps vulnerable individuals and families in crisis through the provision of three days of emergency food supplies while a longer-term solution is developed.
Each Higgs’ box contained tinned food, cereals and other essentials, providing enough food for 120 meals. The Foodbank helps around 6,500 people each year, providing 65,000 meals. The demand for its services is rapidly rising with an increase of 47 per cent last year alone.
Foodbank co-ordinator Wendy Fryatt said: “At Foodbank we’re so pleased that local companies like Higgs & Sons aspire to contribute to their local community in this very practical way. The food which Higgs’ staff have donated will make a difference to those families and individuals referred to us over the coming weeks.”
Mr Jones added: “We had a most moving and humbling tour of the Black Country Foodbank when taking our contribution. In addition to the food they are involved in all sorts of other projects including Christmas presents for needy children.”