Donation by transport company helps Food Cupboard feed the needy

Carlos Marques, Merkan CIA UK Business Manager, hands a �400 cheque to  John Sturgess from Bletchley Food Cupboard
Carlos Marques, Merkan CIA UK Business Manager, hands a �400 cheque to John Sturgess from Bletchley Food Cupboard

A project which helps feed the needy as been given a helping hand by a transport company.

The Lions Club of Bletchley have helped facilitate a £400 donation and a large quantity of food from Merkan CIA, a transport company based in Soulbury to St Mary’s Church Food Cupboard in Bletchley.

Merkan CIA transport

Merkan CIA transport

The £400 will help to buy fresh food, which is bought on the way to the recipient and could be used anywhere in the MK postcode area.

Carlos Marques, UK manager for Merkan Transport, said: “It was a pleasure to help such a good cause.”

All requests for food parcels are received from Milton Keynes children’s social services.

Over the years the Food Cupboard has become a prime unbiased source upon which these professional people call for emergency short-term support for families in need.

Food is delivered directly to the door of every recipient family, with no cost to themselves. The service is provided through voluntary donation - in food, time or financial support.

There are two food packs distributed by Food Cupboard: one which provides the basic food needed to feed a family of four for one week and one for a small family, (single parent and baby or very young child (with nappies and baby milk/food as required)).

The packs include non-perishable, frozen and fresh food. An adjustment is made for family size by increasing or decreasing the frozen and fresh food. Larger families may well receive a ‘double pack’ made up of two complete packs.