Over the last month or so staff at rijo42 have been collecting food and toiletry items to donate to our local food bank, LW Storehouse in Chorley, Lancashire. A charity organisation run by volunteers of LivingWaters Church, LW Storehouse provides much needed support to families living in poverty in the Borough of Chorley.
There are over 13 million people currently living in poverty in the UK, 3 million of these being children. LW Storehouse recognised the fact that many people are living in hidden hunger and are doing their utmost to assist families by providing food parcels to the most vulnerable. Support from LW Storehouse is provided on a referral basis, whereby Social Services and other key care providers submit cases of families in the greatest need.
rijo42 supply LivingWaters church with commercial coffee machines, coffee beans and ingredients, so when we heard of the great work of LW Storehouse, we wanted to do all we could to assist. We began collecting our food parcel in March and many food and toiletry items were kindly donated by staff. The company generously donated instant coffee, hot chocolate and powdered milk products along with soft drinks, cans and confectionery.
It gave us great pleasure to deliver a large food and drinks parcel to LW Storehouse on Friday 12th April. Our donation was most gratefully received and we met some lovely people during our visit. We plan to further assist LW Storehouse in the future with more food parcel donations.
For more information on LW Storehouse please visit their Facebook Page.