Nicholsons Chartered Accountants will be supporting both the Lincoln and Market Rasen Food Banks as their chosen charities of the year for 2023.
Throughout 2023, the Nicholsons team will be helping to raise the profiles of the Food Banks, as well as providing vital funds and goods to keep the charities stocked.
Set up to ensure that no one in our community has to face going hungry, the food banks provide three days’ of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support.
Richard Hallsworth, Director at Nicholsons Chartered Accountants said, “Food banks are under extreme pressure at the moment as the cost of living increases has hit many families hard. We care about the local communities we work in and wanted to make a difference so supporting the food banks was an easy decision. It’s something that all of our team have fully embraced and we have got lots of different activities planned for 2023 (in what is our 100 year anniversary) to raise money and goods to support those most in need.”
Cat Middleton, Project Work at Lincoln Food Bank commented, “We are so grateful to Nicholson’s choosing us as their charity of the year, it has been such a difficult time for many people. Over the past year we have supported 8381 people of which 3047 were children. We could not do this without the generous support of local businesses like Nicholsons, and this next year we will continue to work hard to provide help to every person in need.”
Rhona Sheppard, one of the Core Leadership team at Market Rasen New Life Church commented, “The last two years has seen an unprecedented increase in the need for food banks nationwide and locally too. Whilst we have provided small scale food support for well over 30 years for families in need, the scale of operation has massively increased from 6-7 parcels a month to regularly packing over 130 food parcels a month. We are so grateful for all the ongoing provision we have received and the partnership with Nicholson’s will really help us sustain ongoing work of the Food Bank for families and individuals in Market Rasen and surrounding villages.”
Emma Murray, Director at Nicholsons chartered Accountants added, “For several years we’ve done the reverse advent calendar to provide goods at one of the toughest times of the year, so partnering with them as our charity of the year was a natural step. I have two girls who have always helped with the collections and the buying of donations and it’s helped them gain an appreciation of the pressures that so many families face and what they can do to help, even in a small way. Alongside supplying goods, members of the team and some of their families (including my two girls) will also be giving up some of their time to volunteer down at the food banks.”
Market Rasen New Life Food Bank
Food bank providing food and toiletries to families and individuals who find themselves in difficult circumstances in Market Rasen and surrounding villages.
Lincoln Food Bank
Set up in 2008, the Lincoln Foodbank provides emergency food parcels for local people in crisis. The Lincoln Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in our local communities, as well as across the UK.
More info https://lincoln.foodbank.org.uk/