Admiral staff gives back to the local community by contributing to The Kids Lunch Club
This summer Admiral staff in Swansea organised a food drive in the office to help a local food bank who had run out of basic supplies of food.
East Side Food Bank, are one of five local food banks in the area which provide meals to children during the school holidays. This summer was the first time in four years of operating that they had ever run out of food.
With Wales having the highest child poverty in the UK, those young children who normally received free school breakfasts and lunches often miss meals and go hungry during the school holidays. Food banks such as these are therefore vitally important in ensuring those children are fed good-quality meals, as well as play schemes providing fun activities and games during the long summer break.
Admiral staff contributed many donations of food and money to help towards the cause that The Kid’s Lunch Club was able to supply approximately 5,000 meals over a two week period. The Admiral Team organised food drop off points in the office, with one staff member providing a yoga class to staff and donating all of his voluntary donations.
Having visited The Kid’s Lunch Club a few days ago, Rebecca, the key driver in the food appeal said ‘’It was humbling to see all the children enjoying a hot meal/packed lunch which was partly donated by the staff within Admiral. We had a great response to this fantastic appeal, which resulted in 2 full cars worth of food. It was great to see people come together to help others in need! The helpers were over the moon with the support from the staff at Admiral. It made a big difference.''
Carolyn Harris MP, who co-ordinated the lunch club commented ‘’The staff at Admiral have been absolutely fantastic. From day one, they have supported our scheme with donations and offers of support. Rebecca and the Admiral staff managed to help the Kid’s Lunch Club run smoothly with regular deliveries of fresh supplies which we were all truly grateful for. In the last two weeks we have managed to provide 5,000 meals for the children of Swansea East, which we could not have managed without Admiral’s support.”