We are delighted to donate 1400 pies and quiche to the Thorne & Moorends Community hub, an independent food bank that offers food and support to those in need in our local community.
A range of our products from Huntsman, Yorkshire Farmers and Hoop pork pies to two varieties of handcrafted quiche have been given to vulnerable people and those in need as part of our programme of community involvement and charitable support.
The foodbank was established in 2014 by retired local Thorne couple Glenys and Michael Hennessey and a group of likeminded friends with £250 and food from their own cupboards. It relies on donations from the community and local businesses to continue to serve the community’s needs. The hub became a registered charity in August 2015.
Glenys, 68, a retired HM Prison operational support officer and husband Michael, 70, a retired business owner, recognised the area was suffering from food poverty, the results of zero hour contracts, austerity measures and many vulnerable people who needed help.
Open every Wednesday at the Rugby Clubhouse, Thorne from 9am-12 noon and at the satellite foodbank at Moorends Children’s Centre between 9.30am-10.30am, the community hub is operated by a team of 10 volunteers and serves around 28 clients daily with food parcels of tinned food, fresh fruit and veg, chickens and bread.
Glenys Hennessey said: “We cannot thank The Topping Pie Company enough for their generous food donation. These delicious pies and quiche will feed those in need for around 3 weeks and are particularly suited to single people with no cooking facilities.
“We will also use the products for our ‘Caring in Doncaster’ initiative, which feeds the homeless on Doncaster market place. They will also supplement the Old Age Pensioner Centre in Thorne as it’s difficult for them to visit the foodbank,” continued Glenys
Roger Topping, managing director, The Topping Pie Company said “As a Doncaster business, we are delighted to put back into our local area and support such a worthy and vital community initiative. We cannot praise Glenys and Michael enough for the hard work they inject into the scheme, alongside a dedicated team of volunteers.
Anyone wishing to donate food to the community hub should contact Glenys or Michael Hennessey on 01405 948492/07946 179511 or visit the foodbank website for more information on how you can offer support www.thornemoorendsfoodbankgroup.co.uk.