Food Pantry receives £1,000 boost

An organisation providing food to those in need has received a funding boost.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 8:00 am
Barratt Developments North East supports New Hartley Food Pantry with Community Fund donations worth £1,000.
Barratt Developments North East supports New Hartley Food Pantry with Community Fund donations worth £1,000.

New Hartley Food Pantry, run by the New Hartley Community Association in conjunction with Community Voluntary Action Blyth Valley, has received £1,000 from Barratt Homes North East.

The housebuilder made the donation through its monthly Community Fund initiative, supporting the organisation which provides free food for anyone who needs help near to its Church Fields development in New Hartley.

The organisation was put forward by a Barratt Developments North East employee who heard how hard the organisation works to help support and feed families in the local community, especially after the pandemic has significantly impacted jobs and reduced earning capacities.

Karen Collier, Chair of NHCA and Food Pantry Volunteer, said: “We are extremely grateful to Barratt Developments for their generous donation.

"Covid-19 has impacted us all, be it financially, mentally or emotionally, and it’s crucial that families are able to gain access to fresh food.

"This donation will help make a large difference to all those who avail of our support and services throughout the region.”

Stephen Wooldridge, technical director at Barratt Developments North East, said: “We’re so pleased that our donation to New Hartley Food Pantry will help them to continue supporting the local community and those who are in need of assistance.

"We’re constantly looking for ways to support the communities that we build in, and we were really keen to help when we found out about the fantastic services that they offer.

"We hope that our Community Fund donation will help to make a positive impact on the local community.”

For more on New Hartley Food Pantry email [email protected]