A leading East Anglian law firm has brought together businesses across the region to give more than £5,000 of food to those in desperate need. Colleagues at Ellison’s Solicitors, a top 200 UK law firm, packaged all the food up at their offices before delivering it to the foodbanks. The food parecels will be distributed throughout December and beyond.
The law firm which has offices across Essex and Suffolk, called on local businesses to donate what they could to the counties food banks. The firm’s director and employees begain the festive initiative to support individuals in need over the colder months.
Businesses dropped off boxes loaded with goodies, with those who took part thanked with mince pies at the office.
The most popular donations were biscuits, milk and tea bags. Amongst other essentials, the food items will be delivered to foodbanks in:
- Bury St Edmunds
Festive selection boxes were also part of the bundle in a gesture of good will to those facing hardship in the run up to Christmas.
Ian Seeley, Partner and Chair of Ellisons’ Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, said: “Foodbanks across East Anglia week in, week out gives out hundreds of food parcels to those across the region who need it most, with its volunteers consistently give their time away for free to help.
“As we are preparing for Christmas, many families are struggling and wondering how to put food on the table and presents under the tree. The current cold snap is also putting pressure on people to keep themselves warm with energy prices continuing to rise.
“We hope Ellisons Solicitors food drive delivers some hope to families across Essex and Suffolk and we wish them, and everyone, a very merry Christmas.”
Committed to the cause, the law firm also has a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility Committee to discus positive ways to support their local community.
Overall, Ellisons food donations amount to a total of £5,000, with other businesses and some schools also taking part and adding to the initiative.