Organisations unite to ensure no one goes hungry during the pandemic.
Gee’s Jams and Foodbank Lifeline Foundation are collaborating by launching a limited edition of delicious, homemade marmalade, aptly named ‘H.O.P.E.’- after the Foodbank’s motto of Helping Other People Eat. Gee’s Jams has pledged to donate half of the proceeds from the sale of this H.O.P.E. range as a donation towards a fundraising campaign to support this voluntary organisation.
“Tackling hunger locally by providing balanced foodstuffs to turn into meals for hungry and vulnerable people is a noble mission which has earned my support”, Gerald Strickland, food producer behind this upmarket brand, informs us. Foodbank Lifeline Foundation Malta supplies weekly non-perishable food packages to people struggling to stay above the breadline in the short term.
“It is through innovative initiatives such as these” Trustee Jane Mizzi says, “that we are able to tackle hunger within the local community.” The charity also supports families and people who have lost their jobs during the pandemic and are struggling to gain access to benefits.
The eye-catching label, combined with delicious fruity marmalade, will brighten up the recipient’s brekkie and help to feed a hungry family. During this past year, the pandemic has placed a strain on Foodbank Lifeline Foundation’s resources, as many more families struggle to feed their offspring. Without community support, such as Gee’s Jams ‘H.O.P.E.’ collaboration, Foodbank Lifeline would be unable to meet the demand of supplying non-perishables to people in society who find themselves in a short-term crisis situation. Catering for over 370 families, with numbers steadily increasing, each week means that the needs of this voluntary organisation have grown exponentially due to the current climate of economic uncertainty.
Please show your support for this initiative and help us and Foodbank Lifeline make a difference. It is the perfect opportunity to get some incredible Marmalade, and to help a fantastic cause too!