COVENTRY Foodbank, which has a network of 14 outlets across the city and has helped more than 34,000 people in the past 12 months has been given a £1,000 funding boost from Persimmon Homes.
Feed The Hungry, which operates in The Halo Centre, successfully applied for the funding through the developer’s Community Champions scheme.
Persimmon’s grant will support the group’s project to provide cookery training to help homeless young people to secure work.
Sarah Preston, sales director at Persimmon Homes Central, said: “We are delighted to be able to support Feed the Hungry and we admire the work they do for the local community and beyond.”
Gwyn Williams, who applied for the funding, said everyone was ‘over the moon’ with the grant.
“The money donated will help towards the cost of much-needed specialist kitchen equipment in our new training kitchen, allowing us to offer basic cookery lessons, barista training and commercial cookery training.”
Feed the Hungry, established in 1987, has also delivered more than £300million worth of food and supplies to hungry people in 92 nations around the globe, as well as Coventry.
The foodbank hopes to increase capacity so more food can be collected, sorted, and redistributed to those in need.
Visit persimmonhomes.com/charity to apply to the Community Champions scheme, which offers two donations of up to £1,000 each month.