Bank on The Hub to support local food donation charity

 
Wed 11 Dec 2013

During the month of December The Hub, Milton Keynes’ premier restaurant and bar quarter in the heart of the city, is running a Facebook campaign to raise much needed funds for a local charity.

For every new ‘like’ The Hub gets on its Facebook page £1 will be donated to MK Food Bank. The charity provides local families and individuals with essential food supplies at a time when they need it most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before other parts of the social care infrastructure are in place.

MK Food Bank was chosen as the charity to support as The Hub has over 10 restaurants and other food service outlets and it seemed apt to support this worthy local charity especially at this time of year. The Hub ran a similar campaign last year and managed to raise over £500 for the local charity which they are aiming to exceed this year.

Simon Spavins, Managing Director of Broadoak Management, the managing agent for The Hub commented, “The social media community really got behind this campaign last year and we wanted to show our continued support again this year. MK Food Bank is the ideal local charity given that The Hub is the city’s primary restaurant quarter.” 

Rebecca Savage from MK Food Bank said, “We rely almost solely on the support of the local community and without companies like The Hub raising funds for us we just wouldn’t be able to provide this service. The Hub regularly comes up with creative ways of raising money for MK Food Bank and last year their ‘like’ campaign raised over £500 which helped feed many families during the extremely tough winter of 2012/13.”

MK Food Bank distributed just over 9,000 food packs in 2012 and a typical single adult food pack costs around £15 to produce, so donations of both food and money are critical to enable the charity to keep providing this much needed service.

If you’d like to find out more about MK Food Bank visit www.mkfoodbank.org.uk or to support The Hub’s campaign visit and like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thehubmk. You can also follow The Hub on Twitter @thehubmk.

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