Halewood optician lends a hand to local food bank

Specsavers opticians in Halewood Shopping Centre has pledged its support to a key Knowsley charity the Big Help Project (Knowsley Foodbank). 

Adam Ormrod, director of Specsavers in Halewood and Belle Vale, has partnered with the organisation by placing Big Help Project donation collection tins and food donation collection boxes in both stores. 

The Big Help Project, which runs Knowsley Foodbank, also supports the community by offering services including financial advice and help getting back into employment. 

Knowsley Foodbank provides emergency food to people in Knowsley who are experiencing food crisis and is part of the Trussell Trust national network of foodbanks, which supports over 420 foodbanks across Britain. 

Adam Ormrod said: “The work the Big Help project do is absolutely vital for the local community. When I met representatives from the charity at a Knowsley Chamber of Commerce event and learnt more about the support they give to local people, I was keen to help in whatever way I could.”

Sue Torpey, food bank manager for The Big Help Project said: “It’s fantastic to have support from Adam and his teams across Specsavers in Belle Vale and Halewood. 
“We regularly run out of certain types of food as demand for the service is so high, so the more food collection boxes we can place in more locations the better. 

“Cash donations are vital too – any food items we don’t have or are short on, we need to buy. Without the donations we can’t offer the range of basics we need to.”

Specsavers customers in the local area who want to donate food items to the Big Help Project can call into Specsavers stores in Halewood and Belle Vale and pop items into the collection boxes or make cash donations via the collection tins in store. 

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