Port of Blyth is passionate about supporting the local community all year round and this Christmas the Port wanted to go the extra mile for those who need it most.
This is why the Port of Blyth will be supporting Blyth Foodbank again this year, this time bringing together the Port, its staff and its tenants to drive awareness, volunteer and raise funds for families and individuals in need within the community.
Around the Blyth Estuary, there is a cluster of almost 500 individuals working across 50 companies and by working together, Port of Blyth are hoping to make a difference this Christmas.
Yvonne Tracey, Blyth Foodbank, commented: “We are grateful for the support we receive through financial contributions from businesses such as the Port of Blyth, which are extremely important as we are busier than ever at the moment. Food donations have reduced slightly, so having the financial aid to be able to provide food parcels for those who need our services is vital. Any support that can be given to us is much appreciated.”
Over the last few years since the foodbank began work in 2015, demand for the service has increased significantly. In the first 12 months of the foodbank’s existence in 2015, they provided parcels for 861 adults and 202 children. In the first 5 months of 2023, they provided Parcels for 1268 adults and 719 children. This dramatic increase has seen major changes to the organisation and the need for increased financial support as the number of individuals and families requesting parcels continues to increase.
Not only will the Port of Blyth be fundraising throughout December, but Port of Blyth employees will also be volunteering at the food bank, helping to organise donations and pack food parcels.
If you would like to support this appeal, head over to our JustGiving page to donate today: Port of Blyth- raising money for Blyth Foodbank this Christmas