Kenilworth pub encourages random acts of kindness for Warwickshire Foodbank
By James Smith
18th Feb 2022 | Local News
A Kenilworth Pub is encouraging the local community to get involved in Random Acts of Kindness Day today (February 17).
The Virgins & Castle has teamed up with Warwickshire Foodbank and set itself up as a drop-off point for anyone wanting to donate to the charity.
To help spread some random acts of kindness, the 16th century pub will be collecting items from Thursday 17 February through to Sunday 27 February and is calling on guests and local residents to donate what they can spare.
"If anyone would like to contribute to the Foodbank they have identified they are really short of the following items; washing up liquid, shaving foam / gel, deodorant and cleaning sprays," said Grace Slade, the pub's wellbeing coordinator.
"You can bring any of these items or any dried food items into the Virgins and Castle pub and we will collect everything and then take it all over to the team at the end of the month."
Warwick District Foodbank provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.
Andy Bower, operations manager at the Foodbank explained: "We don't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry.
"That's why we provide three days' nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis.
"We are part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK."