Local Bletchley-based business, M & M Supplies, has been visited by the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Andrew Geary, today.
The company, which works with food manufacturers such as Mars, Kelloggs and Heinz, has spent the pandemic assisting the MK Foodbank with volunteers, food parcels and cash donations to help out families with food insecurities across the city.
M & M Supplies’ support for the MK Foodbank has seen enough donations to feed thousands of families in MK, as well as generating over £5,000 for the Foodbank in recent weeks by swapping overstocked food for cash.
They have also assisted with the MK Foodbank’s relocation, providing them with 2 members of staff, a lorry and a power truck to help their move to a new premises.
The Mayor has thanked the company for their efforts in supporting the local community through the incredible work of the MK Foodbank during a challenging time for the city.
Mayor Andrew Geary, said:
“The MK Foodbank has faced huge demands over the Covid-19 period with demand for food parcels quadrupling. Despite this, they have continued to support our communities through these challenging times and have continued to rise to the occasion.
With amazing support from businesses like M&M Supplies, who have stepped up and supported the MK Foodbank with volunteers, food parcels and donations, there is no limit to the generosity of people in our city.
This is why I’ve come down to Bletchley today to give my thanks in person to Frank and his team for their help and their positivity in helping struggling families across MK.”
Managing Director, Frank Purcell, from M & M Supplies, said:
“We’re exceptionally grateful to the Mayor for making time in his diary to come and visit us.
We have been delighted to be able to help the MK Foodbank during what have been difficult times for people around MK.
As a Bletchley born and raised local business, we wanted to give back to our community and support them through these challenging times.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Foodbank over the coming months and years.”