A Newport Pagnell home has decided to collate and distribute food items to support the needy to mark the 80th year of their organisation.
MHA Westbury Grange has been asking for donations from family members, staff and residents to distribute in their local community.
The initiative is in conjunction with the Harvest Festival and to mark the 80th birthday of Methodist Homes (MHA).
The home will be working with a Fairshare, a charity based in Milton Keynes, who will produce care packages from the items and deliver them to the needy.
The initiative will run throughout the month of October and so far more than 100 items including tins of soups. rice, pasta, cooking sauce and cereal have been donated
Sophie Wise, activity coordinator said:
”Initially me and Jo, my fellow activity coordinator, had a goal of 80 non-perishable items to mark the 80 years, but we have already hit that target.
“The support and generosity from staff and family members of residents has been immense.
“We asked family members for a donation in lieu of a ticket for our 80th birthday party and that proved to be quite successful.
“Fairshare is doing great work in the Milton Keynes area supporting those that need help, and we are happy to contribute to that.
“There are a lot of people still struggling, especially with the cost-of-living crisis and it is important to look out for one another.
“We are still collecting items and if anyone would like to donate, they can by popping into our home and dropping the items off to us.”