Kent’s Radio Station delivered the news on Friday that after weeks of asking their listeners to help repopulate foodbank stocks across the county their donations had amassed 6.77 tonnes of food.
kmfm’s “Tonnes of Tins” started end of July in partnership with UK Harvest and Southern Water and aimed to collect as many tonnes of non-perishable food as possible in that time.
Listeners were able to take part by delivering tins and food to the kmfm studios, order a shop to be delivered to their HQ or donate a small amount to their Just Giving page.
Over 2 tonnes arrived at the studios and added to the £5,018 raised online. The delivery to 18 local foodbanks stood at 6.77 tonnes.
UK Harvest plus local companies helped deliver the food to their destinations.
Food poverty unfortunately is affecting so many families across the whole of the UK but sadly Kent has got some real problematic areas. When we were invited to take part in this campaign, we knew we could engage our local audiences to help us deliver. We are so grateful to everyone who donated or shared the information and we know it’s made a difference
The station promises another foodbank drive next year.