Firefighters supporting food banks in the aftermath of the recent flooding
Firefighters are supporting food banks in the aftermath of the recent flooding that has affected many families in our local communities.
Neil Bevan, Brigade Organiser for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) in Hereford and Worcester said: “Firefighters care greatly about the communities in which they live and serve. The poorest and most vulnerable often face the choice between buying food, paying the heating bill or purchasing sanitary products. Working in partnership with the Period Power campaign the FBU aim to assist those in need and help prevent those we serve being forced into period poverty.”
Period Power provides products to over 110 food banks, charities and schools, and over the last two years has distributed over 30,000 boxes of sanitary pads. Schools have seen an increase in attendance amongst female students and many families and individuals continue to benefit from the work of the charity. The campaign has also led to legislative reform, funding for schools and raised the issue of taxation on sanitary products.
Caroline from the Ross-on-Wye Community Larder said: “We are very grateful to the FBU and Period Power for the donation of over 1000 sanitary pads. The community in Ross-on-Wye appreciate our firefighters and thank them for all they do.”