• Encore staff donate to the Trussell Trust this Christmas

Staff at Encore's Hills Road office rallied round this week in a bid to help local families who will be dependent on Cambridge City Foodbank this Christmas.

Within just a few days of starting the collection, two huge boxes of donated goods - including toiletries, food cupboard staples and Christmas treats - were dropped off at a Trussell Trust collection point.

Cambridge City Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Formed in 2010, the Cambridge City Foodbank has helped thousands of local people facing poverty and crisis - providing more than 9,000 three-day emergency food supplies during 2019 alone.

Everything from toothpaste and deodorant to biscuits, juice and cereal, together with mince pies, christmas cake and chocolates was included in the collection.

Cambridge City foodbanks operate from seven locations in and around the city centre - including one at St Paul's Church Centre just opposite Encore's head office in Hills Road so it was a cause that everyone could identify with and was keen to support.

Read more information about the work of the Cambridge City Foodbank at their website here

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