Staff and families of residents at dementia care home Butterfly Lodge in St Budeaux, Plymouth, have been coming together to collect items for Plymouth Foodbank.
Abby Wiseman (pictured right), manager of Butterfly Lodge was inspired to start the collection after seeing local news stories about the difficulties some local parents have been experiencing in feeding their families during lockdown.
Abby said: “Following the media coverage about the need for food boxes for school pupils, we decided to help out where we could.
“We collected, nappies, wipes, toothbrushes, and various cleaning products, as well as personal items, some sweets and biscuits and other non-perishable goods.
“Everyone has been very generous and we are glad, in these challenging times, that we can pull together to support members of our community who are finding life particularly difficult at the moment.
Plymouth Foodbank www.plymouth.foodbank.org.uk is a community project which helps people in financial crisis by providing them with much-needed food and also a listening ear and useful advice. It is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Butterfly Lodge is a specialist dementia care home run by award-winning care providers Camelot Care. The group has other homes in Wellington and Bridgwater in Somerset. See www.camelotcare.co.uk