Staff at EsriUK in Aylesbury are supporting Aylesbury Foodbank by challenging themselves to live on £1 a day for food and drink for 5 consecutive days between 9th and 19th January.
They will donate the money they would have spent on food and drink to the foodbank and EsriUK have generously offered to match fund whatever they raise.
Some members of staff have decided just to donate their weekly food budget and EsriUK will be match funding that as well.
“Esri UK staff were keen to do something to help people in need in the local community and to raise awareness. When I found out about the ‘Live below the line’ challenge it seemed a great way to raise funds for Aylesbury Foodbank and to help local people” said Ben Flanagan, Esri UK.
Heather-Joy Garrett, Aylesbury Foodbank Co-ordinator said ‘We’re thrilled that the staff at EsriUK have chosen to support us in this way – living on a £1 a day for all food and drink isn’t an easy thing to do. As all our food is donated (with collection points at Waitrose and Holy Trinity Church’ all the money they raise will go towards supporting our running costs this year’.
EsriUK staff already support the foodbank by packing boxes after work one evening a fortnight.
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Aylesbury foodbank has helped over 250 households by supplying a three-day food parcel since it opened in April 2016. Aylesbury foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust national network of foodbanks. It was set up and will be supported for 3 years by the Mid Bucks Association, a local Christian trust (Registered Charity No 212634).