Halfway Houses received a very special award recently.
We received an apple pin badge and certificate in recognition of their continued support for helping the Family Food Bank/ FareShare through the Covid-19 period.
Marcus Rashford is leading a scheme for FareShare and helped raise £20m across the UK and championed the cause for Free Schools Meals over the Summer, which is why he received one of the apple pin badges. If they can get him to visit Kent they are hoping Halfway Houses will be top of his visit list!
As the badges normally go to individuals Halfway Houses are the first organisation/school in Kent to receive one and possibly across the UK. They wanted to acknowledge the support the school has given over this pandemic.
Since the 23rd March until 29th April, the Family Food Bank has delivered:
2,251 Food boxes delivered
31,514 KG of food (31.5 tonnes)
£56,275 estimated retail value
Over the same period last year, we delivered 676 food boxes, this means we have seen a 332% increase over the same period.
For Halfway alone we have:
Distributed 218 food boxes
3,052 KG of food (3.05 tonnes)
Provided 6,976 meals
£5,450 estimated retail value
This is nearly 10% of all the FFB boxes distributed!
FareShare Kent over the same period has:
Supported over 200 Charites and Community Groups across the county
Delivered 298.38 tonnes of food
£470,454 retail value
Compared to the same period last year, we have seen a 218% increase in food output.