Heywood Foodbank welcomes donation from Amazon Manchester

Date published: 04 May 2021

Heywood Foodbank has received a £5,000 donation from the Amazon fulfilment centre in Manchester, alongside several other Greater Manchester charities which provide support for the homeless and those in need.

The donation was made after members of the Amazon team nominated charities including Heywood Foodbank, Coffee4Craig, BigChangeMCR and Cyril Flint Befrienders to benefit from a special Covid-19 support initiative as part of Amazon’s programme to support the communities around its operating locations across the UK.

Each charity provides a range of services including access to food supplies, support with finding emergency accommodation and help for individuals who are trying to build independent lives away from the streets and plan to use the donations to continue their important work in the community.

Whilst Heywood Foodbank’s donation was made by the fulfilment centre, the other charities received donations from the corporate office teams in Manchester.

Speaking on the donation, Imani Change, Site Leader at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Manchester said: “We’re proud to support organisations that are making a real difference and providing vital services across Manchester. Each charity is doing incredibly important work in our community.”

A representative from Heywood Foodbank said: “It was very kind and unexpected for Amazon to choose the SVP Heywood Foodbank to donate to. With lockdowns being lifted, we'll probably find that donations decrease.

“The Amazon money will go a long way for the SVP foodbank to keep providing for the local community in Heywood.”

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