Easter egg appeal for local families

Bracknell Forest Council's leader has today welcomed The Lexicon's Easter egg appeal, which seeks to provide more than 300 chocolate treats to local families through Bracknell Foodbank. 

Last year, kind-hearted visitors and retailers donated just over 300 Easter eggs and The Lexicon is aiming to beat that figure this year. Waitrose has got the campaign off to a flying start with a donation of 80 Easter eggs.

Rob Morris, general manager at The Lexicon, said: 

“We’re delighted to open our Easter Egg Appeal once more. We were thrilled by everyone’s generosity last year and are hoping to better this total this year.”

Leader of Bracknell Forest Council, Cllr Mary Temperton, said: 

“300 eggs is a big target to beat but I know our residents are so generous when it comes to supporting our friends and neighbours. With financial pressures affecting so many, it’s great to be given this opportunity to support those who are struggling.”

Claire Mather, Bracknell Foodbank manager, added: 

“Last year we were overwhelmed with the generosity of the Lexicon staff and customers donating so many Easter eggs for us to give out to the families who use our service. One parent collecting an egg got quite emotional and told us what a difference being able to offer their children a luxury such as an Easter egg made when going through such a difficult time financially, so we’re delighted and very grateful that the Lexicon have said they’ll do the same this year!”

Easter egg donations for Bracknell Foodbank should be placed in The Lexicon Giving Box, which is located in Princess Square.   

The appeal ends on Sunday 17 March. Bracknell Foodbank will then give the Easter eggs to local families in time for Easter.

About Bracknell Foodbank

Bracknell Foodbank is part of a national network of food banks, giving out nutritionally balanced emergency food to people in crisis who have nowhere else to turn.

Based at Kerith Community Church in the centre of Bracknell, the Bracknell Foodbank receives surplus stock of particular items. Rather than allowing these to go to waste, they may pass them on to other local projects or another Trussell Trust Foodbank.

Bracknell Foodbank also offers additional support to help break the cycle of poverty, putting people in touch with relevant agencies who can offer further support.

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