Tackling food poverty in Bolton – HELP US!
Cowgills are long term patrons of the fantastic Bolton Lads & Girls Club (BLGC) who are working tirelessly to support children, young people and their families across Bolton.
We were shocked to hear from them, that currently 34% of children in Bolton are living in poverty. This is incredibly higher than usual. Many of these children are falling short of government support, they are from families who, in normal circumstances, work and earn enough to get by. The pandemic however has left them in hard times and as a result they are going hungry.
It’s unbelievable to think that in this day and age a large proportion of the families in our town are struggling so severely. Cowgills has committed to helping BLGC and we know that many of our colleagues will want to help.
As a start, we have partnered up with Nutri Bar and are donating 200 hot meals a week to support the cause, but we want to do more.
How you can help!
Our aim is to create food parcels for these families to ensure that they can continue to feed their families over the next few weeks. We encourage you, our colleagues to support this initiative and we are urging others across our town to do the same.
There are a few ways you can support the campaign.
Put together food packs yourselves.
Collect items (whatever you can manage).
We ask for you to drop these food parcels or individual items off at our Cowgills offices (Regency House, Chorley New Road Bolton) and we’ll do the rest (BLGC cannot have visitors to site at the present time so we are facilitating, we have a covid secure office so are asking collections to be left at our reception area (9-4pm Monday to Friday).
Or if you’d prefer to, you can make a donation via our Just Giving Page and we’ll put together a parcel on your behalf.
Your help, in whatever way you can, will make a tremendous difference to local families.
If you have any queries at all do not hesitate to contact Rob.Lord@cowgills.co.uk
The information was correct at time of publishing but may now be out of date.