Mobile Mini Meals
It’s fair to say this year has been tough for everyone, and, at Mobile Mini, we always like to do our bit where we can. With foodbanks facing unprecedented demand this Winter, largely due to the financial and employment impact of the coronavirus pandemic, we wanted to do something to help.
This has resulted in Mobile Mini Meals; our pledge to beat hunger this Winter by filling a storage container at each of our 16 branches, and one at our corporate head office, with donations for our local foodbank.
And we know it’s needed, this year more than ever.
- Foodbank usage has increased year-on-year for the past decade, from less than 26,000 annual users in 2008/09 to 1.9 million in 2018/2019.
- In the two weeks following the imposition of lockdown measures in March 2020, foodbank charity The Trussell Trust recorded an 81 per cent rise in demand for emergency food parcels.
- Almost 100,000 households who had never previously used a foodbank received support from The Trussell Trust’s network between April and June 2020.
- It is forecast that demand for foodbanks will rise by up to 61 per cent over Winter – equivalent to six parcels every minute.
To help meet this demand, we’ll be filling containers at each of our branches from now until shortly before Christmas, to make sure that families in the communities we work in have enough food for the festive period.
Our managing director Andrew Thompson said: “We wanted to give something back to the communities we work in, and Mobile Mini Meals is the perfect way to do so.
“This year has been tough for everyone, and so we’re pleased to be able to help in whatever way we can – I know the team will rally round and make a real success of this year’s pledge.”
We’ve also set up a Just Giving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/food-bank-uk for donations, which will be evenly distributed to each of the local foodbanks, to help continue their vital work – together, we can ensure that nobody goes hungry this Christmas.
Find your local branch, and which foodbank they are supporting, below:
Mobile Mini, Bristol – collecting for Bristol North West Foodbank.
Rockingham South, Smoke Lane
Mobile Mini, East Anglia – collecting for Colchester Foodbank.
Riverside Avenue West
Mobile Mini, East Midlands – collecting for Long Eaton Foodbank.
Foundry Park, Stanton By Dale
Mobile Mini, Humber – collecting for Hull Foodbank.
Mobile Mini, London – collecting for Thurrock Foodbank.
Mobile Mini, North East – collecting for Sunderland Foodbank.
Unit 26 Hepworth Road, (off North Hylton Road)
Mobile Mini, North West – collecting for South Liverpool Foodbank.
Stag Lane, Triumph Trading Park, Speke Hall Road
Mobile Mini, Scotland – collecting for Airdrie Foodbank.
3 Hornock Road
Mobile Mini, Southampton – collecting for Southampton City Mission.
Plot E1, East Road, Marchwood Industrial Park
Mobile Mini, South Wales – collecting for Cardiff Foodbank Harvest Appeal.
D14 Old Creamery, Caradog Road, Bridgend Industrial Estate
Mobile Mini, Teesside – collecting for Middlesbrough Foodbank.
Teesport Commerce Park, Dockside Road, South Bank
Mobile Mini, Thames Valley – collecting for Aylesbury Foodbank.
Westcott Venture Park
Mobile Mini, West Midlands – collecting for Bloxwich & Blakenhall Foodbank.
Brickyard Road, Aldridge
Mobile Mini, West Yorkshire – collecting for Normanton Foodbank.
Moss Bank House
Mobile Mini HQ – collecting for Thornaby Foodbank