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Foodbuy supporting vulnerable families

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Foodbuy is donating over 1,400 essential care boxes to families with seriously ill children, to support them during the coronavirus pandemic.

The procurement business of Compass Group UK & Ireland has teamed up with Together for Short Lives, the UK charity that is here to make sure seriously ill children and their families can make the most of every moment together, providing a free helpline and family resources, as well as supporting children’s hospice services.

The two organisations are now working together to deliver essential food care boxes, which will contain a number of high demand food and non-food products – like cereal, baked beans, bread and toilet roll, to 19 children’s hospices across the UK – from Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, to Rachel House in Kinross, Scotland.

Andy Fletcher, Together for Short Lives CEO commented: “A huge thank you to Foodbuy for supporting Together for Short Lives and the seriously ill children we are here to support. It’s an anxious and stressful time for us all, but for families caring for a child with a life-limiting condition the added pressure can be enormous. Getting hold of the food and drink they need can feel like a battle, and that’s on top of caring around-the-clock for their child without a lot of their usual support networks.

“Foodbuy’s generous donation will allow children’s hospices across the country, who are providing a lifeline at this difficult time, to deliver vital supplies to families, relieving some of that extra stress and helping them feel less alone.”

Ian Murphy, Managing Director, Foodbuy added: “We want to do everything we can to support vulnerable families throughout these difficult times. Together for Short Lives helps children to get the very best care and support, so families can make the most of every moment together. We hope our contribution goes some way to helping the charity and the families it works with.”

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