Sunderland AFC’s official charity, Foundation of Light have been lending their support to hundreds of vulnerable members of our community.
Throughout October and during the half-term break over 300 food parcels and care packages have been delivered across the city of Sunderland and beyond.
Residents in Pembrooke Court, Beaumont Lodge, Chillingham House and St Benedict’s Hospice were just some of those receiving donations.
Thanks to the support of the Salvation Army and other generous local organisations, the charitable arm of the football club has been happy to donate their time in dropping off parcels throughout the city to those who need it most.
Jamie Wright, Foundation of Light managing director said: “We’re only too happy to be able to offer our support to those who need it most, no one should be going hungry or miss out on meals.
“Since March we have worked diligently with dozens of local organisations to reduce the impact that lockdown is having on vulnerable members of our community and ensure that they are provided for.”
The deliveries are the latest in a number of commitments that the Foundation of Light have fulfilled to support the vulnerable during lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Within the last few months the Tackling Loneliness Together programme has supported hundreds of people as the region deals with the impact of lockdown.
In an effort to reconnect those who have become socially isolated activity packs have been provided, online get-togethers and socially distanced garden gates visits arranged.
Written By Kate Smith
3 November 2020