The aim is to encourage all agents and suppliers to support their local food banks by donating a food parcel as more people than ever are facing extreme poverty.
According to The Trussell Trust, 2.5 million emergency parcels were provided to people in crisis in 2020/21, this was a 128% increase compared to five years ago! Almost 1 million food parcels were provided for children in 2020/21.
The charity is asking for your help to tackle ongoing hunger in your local community by preparing a simple food parcel of items to donate to your local food bank to help with the supplies they so desperately need at this current time. Please check with your food bank the items they are in most need of, collect them up and make the donation at a social distancing drop off point.
Your office can collect food donations from your area encouraging the wider community to also take part and donate. You can also contribute by purchasing and donating items to your local food bank via your local supermarket collection bin, just a couple of items will help make a big difference to the ongoing need for emergency food in local communities, especially during these difficult times.
Last year Agents Giving Day saw over 15,000 food items collected and this year we hope to beat that figure. A few of the agents taking part this year include; Thomas Morris Estate Agents, Relocation Agent Network and Belvoir. You can find the Agents Giving Day Toolkit here for all you need to be part of this national food drive.
Michael Stoop, Agents Giving Chairman, comments: “We are encouraging everyone to support their local food banks this Agents Giving Day. By simply collecting up and donating a food parcel it can help make such a difference to those living and going hungry in our local communities”.
For full information on how to get involved with this campaign, please visit the Agents Giving website agentsgiving.org to find your local foodbank and support this great initiative.