Children in Stoke-on-Trent are on track to benefit from free food over the summer holidays, thanks to a donation by JCB.
The Hubb Foundation has received £15,000 from the Staffordshire manufacturer, to ensure it can continue to provide a lifeline for young people and their families across the city.
Founded last year by Staffordshire businesswoman and Port Vale Football Club owner Carol Shanahan, The Hubb Foundation’s original remit was to provide a lifeline for families and children, with free activities and free meals during the school holidays.
However, since the Covid-19 situation took hold, The Hubb Foundation, in collaboration Port Vale FC, the Port Vale FC Foundation, Synectics Solutions and Summit Hospitality, has stepped up its work to support those most in need throughout the crisis, delivering more than 100,000 meals, as well as educational activities and welfare packs to homes across the city.
JCB has already supported the charity’s work during the pandemic by donating thousands of meals for families and children in need through its ‘Food for Communities’ initiative.
Carol said: “The summer holidays this year will be like no other and we are extremely grateful to JCB for their continued support in these unprecedented times.
“Thanks to their donation, we are now able to carry on delivering free food and socially-distanced activities to children across the city at a time where there’s never been a greater need.”
A JCB spokesman added: “Our ‘Food for Our Communities’ initiative saw 35,000 meals delivered to vulnerable families across Staffordshire from April to June.
“We are delighted to extend our support to Hubb Foundation to ensure those most in need continue to receive help during the school holidays.”