Blog — Be Kind
More than 35 people a day are using the Foodbank at Scarborough’s Rainbow Centre. That’s up 20% on last year. The Facility is now busier than at any time in its 23-year history.
Over the summer the Salvation Army will support more children than ever before with prepared meals, to nourish them when they won’t be getting lunches at school.
Brunswick takes its CSR and position of trust within the local community very seriously, and when we heard stats like those above we knew it was time to help!
Our ‘BE Kind’ Foodbank Appeal aims to mobilise the local community, give maximum exposure to food poverty issues on our own doorstep while giving people an easy provide a convenient town location to Centralise collections.
We believe that if every one of you our generous customers were to regularly give some grocery items in support of the fabulous work being done by both charities it would go a long way to eradicate food poverty in the Scarborough district.
Our local foodbanks need supplies of all kinds, from beans to pasta and dog food to toiletries, so please let’s all check our cupboards and larders and donate anything we have spare. Currently they are desperate for:
Dried or long life milk, teabags, tinned beans, tinned meat, tinned stews, pasta sauces, tinned chopped tomatoes, tuna and tinned veg.
We have to say a huge thank you to Yorkshire Coast Radio for helping Brunswick, the Salvation Army and Rainbow Centre drive the ‘BE Kind’ Appeal with an FOC airtime and digital advertising.
The Salvation Army, Scarborough
The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years. The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. They have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.
The Salvation Army
66 Victoria Rd, Scarborough, YO11 1SF
Phone: 01723 378603 salvationarmy.org.uk
The Rainbow Centre, Scarborough
The Rainbow Centre was originally established in 1997 to offer practical support to the Castle Ward in Scarborough – an area that had been designated as an Urban Priority Area.
The Centre now supports over 500 people per week and provides assistance on a diverse range of issues. They are a food and clothing bank, giving out these and other basic necessities to people in need. There is a shower, laundry, television lounge and a lovely garden for people to enjoy in a safe, comfortable environment.
They aim to provide compassion, support and hope to all, regardless of age, gender or religion. They welcome with everyone being treated with the non-judgmental and empathic approach.
The Rainbow Centre
Parish House, Castle Road, Scarborough, YO11 1TH
Telephone: 01723 500663 therainbowcentre.org