2022 has seen Swansway Motor Group take a refreshed approach to their charity efforts, working with charity partners in the areas local to where they do business, their aim has been to support families and children who are in need, along with those who have been heavily impacted by the cost-of-living crisis. Swansway’s most recent campaign has seen them reach out to foodbanks across the country to make a combined donation of food items and monetary support.

Working closely with Urban Outreach Bolton, Carlisle Foodbank, Blacon Beacon [Chester], St Paul’s Pantry [Crewe], Sandbach Foodbank, Reach Out to the Community [Oldham], Chelwood Foodbank Plus [Stockport], Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank and Wrexham Foodbank, Swansway has made donations of food and money to all organisations.

Speaking with each foodbank to find out their needs, it very quickly became clear that these organisations are experiencing an unprecedented demand for their services, and this is only something that they expect to get worse.

St Paul’s Pantry located in Crewe saw a 61% increase in people needing crisis food in September.

Stoke-on-Trent Foodbank located in Blurton has stated that before the Covid-19 Pandemic, they fed on average of 1,000 people per month, by the start of 2022 this average number had risen to 1,500 per month through the voucher system.

A representative from Urban Outreach Bolton commented; “We are so grateful to Swansway Motor Group for this generous donation which will help us buy much-needed supplies for our food parcels. Over the pandemic, we saw a huge increase in demand which slowed down as restrictions eased. With the cost of living crisis hitting so many people across Bolton, we are already seeing an increase in demand for immediate food support. We are anticipating this to increase as the weeks go by over winter. We couldn’t do what we do without the generosity of so many. Thank you so much for being a part of supporting people in Bolton.”

Swansway Motor Group Director David Smyth added;

“As part of our ongoing charity efforts, it’s crucial to us all at Swansway Motor Group that we do our best to support families in need. Our hope is that this donation can play a part in easing some of the uncertainty the coming months may bring to local families and provide a helping hand to the fantastic organisations who provide this service.”




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