Sponsors of Llandudno Football Club “The Hotel Clearance Company” and “Crest Cooperative” have come together to save hundreds of pounds worth of food from landfill by bringing it to Crest’s food bank to support local families at risk of food poverty.
Crest has run a food bank programme for several years providing tens of thousands of meals annually to local families struggling with the aftermath of the pandemic and the growing cost-of-living crisis. Last year alone over 35,000 meals were provided from their flagship store in Llandudno Junction.
Although Crest uses its own reserves to keep the foodbank fully stocked, they are always looking for sponsorship or donations to help them support the rising demand for food parcels in Conwy County.
Fellow Club sponsor “The Hotel Clearance Company” contacted Llandudno FC to offer food donations from an outlet that they were working at locally and wanted it to go to a good cause, who in turn contacted Crest.
Thanks to this collaborative approach, hundreds of kilos of food was saved from being wasted and Crest’s foodbank has been able to help even more local people.
Managing Director of Hotel Clearance, Luke Sturman, said:
“We were delighted when Llandudno FC were able to connect us directly with Crest to organise the donation, even more so given the time of year, it was a pleasure to be able to help.”
Rod Williams, Managing Director of Crest Cooperative, added:
“At Crest, community is at the heart of everything we do and have seen firsthand the real impact that partnership working can have. This is the latest example of this.
I must extend my personal thanks to Luke and his team."
“We are always looking for sponsors and donations to help keep our foodbank open for those in need."
“They have helped us keep our shelves stocked at a time when so many people are struggling after Xmas, it is more important than ever that we continue to provide this essential service to those that need it."
“A massive thank you to Llandudno Football Club, as long-standing sponsors of the Club I am delighted that they have been able to facilitate this meet up between Crest and Hotel Clearance for the benefit of our community!”
If anyone requires support from Crest’s Food bank or would like to support this service for those in need then please contact Crest on : email@example.com