With World Hunger Day in mind, we think of others less fortunate and here at bbd, we have decided to do something about it. 

If this year has taught us anything, it’s how important it is to look after and support the people around you. Everyone has their own struggles and even the simple requirements of sufficient food and shelter are not available for some, making charities such as Hope for Food more critical than ever in these current times. 

Hope for Food 

Hope for Food is a Bournemouth based charity run entirely by volunteers, founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need. The charity currently runs two community meals a week, feeding around 65 people each session with hot food, soup, sandwiches and cakes that can act as the ultimate lifeline to those living on the streets or in extreme poverty. 

In addition to community meals, the charity supplies parcels with essential groceries and toiletries to those who have been referred to the charity via a school, GP or social services.  The parcels contain items like pasta, cereal, tinned vegetables, juice and sweet treats and create a solid base from which families can cook with throughout the week. 

During the peak of the pandemic, Hope for Food supplied up to 160 parcels a week. With each parcel having a value of around £15.20, this equates to an approximate cost of £9728.00 of food a month being distributed to schools and families. 

Our action 

At bbd, we have decided to get together as a team and donate food for the parcels the charity supplies. Our office collab table has now turned into our food bank station where we can all drop off what we’ve collected before taking it to the charity warehouse. A little goes a long way and with relentless relevance as one of our key drivers in what we do, we know that supporting those less fortunate is what’s relevant to us today.

Find out more information on Hope for Food and see how you can help.