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"No one has ever become poor by giving"

Friday, November 13th, 2020 | News

Kare Plus Wirral & Liverpool and Kare Plus Newcastle have been tremendously busy recently not only managing their business's but going the extra mile in support of local foodbanks. Franchise Director, Louise May (pictured bottom left) and her team have partnered with Neo Foodbank, whilst Kare Plus Newcastle Director's Iki Yousaff and Ricki Walia raised a phenomenal £1,916.00 to various local foodbanks across Tyneside.

Since opening in 2013, Kare Plus Wirral have established numerous partnerships over the years, the latest of which is with the NEO Community. NEO is a charity at the forefront of reducing food waste and food insecurity through awareness, education, and food provision within the Wirral. It provides a community mini-supermarket and food bank using reclaimed food from large supermarket chains to distribute to families in need. Kare Plus Wirral has donated a driver and vehicle one day per week at no cost to NEO to distribute crisis food hampers. Louise hopes her involvement will raise awareness of the fantastic services being provided by the charity and will aid the delivery of key messages promoting the growth of self-sustaining, resilient communities.

Charities such as NEO are of great importance to many, especially in times of economic challenge and difficulty. The support that can be provided helps many who struggle to financially or physically access food including many older people, those with disabilities, and people who have no recourse to public funds. Louise said;

“Kare Plus Wirral is embedded in this community and is proud to make our own contribution to tackling poverty by supporting groups like NEO but also by offering jobs in health and social care to local people. Our commitment to NEO is a tangible demonstration of our values, helps to reduce food waste and empowers local people to help each other”.

As an organisation that strives to make a positive difference to local communities nationally, we not only commend Louise & the team at Kare Plus Wirral and Iki & Ricki and the team at Newcastle but also the wider network as a whole for all the hard work and dedication they give every day.

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