A foodbank in Mansfield Woodhouse that quite literally offers tonnes of help to those in need will itself get a helping hand when people put their house on the market with a local estate agency.
Award-winning estate agent BuckleyBrown, in Leeming Street, Mansfield has announced that it will donate £100 of the selling fee for any new listing that it obtains before the end of May to the Sherwood Forest foodbank, located at the Stable Centre, in Church Street, Mansfield Woodhouse.
Co-director Jon Brown said: “We’re proud to be a local business and we always want to do what we can for the local community. For example, we have already donated food and items such as nappies to the foodbank.
“We wondered what more we could do and following a discussion with the foodbank, we decided that we will donate £100 of the selling fee for any new listing that is obtained before the end of May.”
The Sherwood Forest foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust network, and is a project founded by local churches and community groups that works with a range of local agencies who meet people who are at risk of going hungry.
Since around the middle of March, it has given out a total of around two tonnes of food and other items. It mainly has tinned and packet foods, but also offers perishable goods too.
Major supermarkets have been supporting its work, and Mansfield District Council staff have also been helping to manage people who attend.
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Keith Hadfield, the project manager at the foodbank, said: “We welcome the support of companies like BuckleyBrown. While we have good stock levels, none of us know how demand will be in the future, particularly with the current issues going on, so we always need to be prepared.
“We have had a lot of support but it is about the people who use our service, and they can range from people who are homeless, to those who have suddenly lost their jobs and need to feed their families.”