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3rd October 2020

TK MAXX AND HOMESENSE FOUNDATION MAKES DONATION TO THURROCK FOODBANK THROUGH COMMUNITY FUND

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation has donated £500 to Thurrock Foodbank through their Community Fund programme following an employee application to support the charity in their ongoing efforts to provide emergency food to people in crisis.

The Community Fund, which is part of The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation, focuses on creating life-changing impacts through long-term partnerships to help make a difference where it matters.  The initiative invites associates, employees working for either TK Maxx or Homesense, to apply for a grant on behalf of a local charity that is important to them within the local area.

The grant was applied for by Amy Jarman, an associate from Homesense Thurrock.

Amy Jarman comments; “I am delighted to be able to support a local charity that is so close to my heart. Thurrock Foodbank supports people in the local area by providing emergency food supplies to those in crisis. I wanted to support this charity after making a connection with them at the start of lockdown – we donated a large proportion of our food from in store to them when we had to close. Witnessing the scale of vital work they do in my local community, all from such a small operating space, I knew I wanted to continue to support them in any way I could.”

These funds will help continue the work Thurrock Foodbank does in Thurrock.

The donation was accepted on behalf of the charity by Pete Newall, Operations Manager at Thurrock Foodbank. Mr Newall comments: On behalf of everyone here at Thurrock Foodbank, I want to thank everyone at The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation for the generous donation, which will be invaluable to the local area and the lives of many”.

The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation was set up in 2015 with a mission to supporting vulnerable children and young people achieve their potential in local communities.

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