As our slogan goes, “with a sponge and a smile, we go the extra mile“, the Soaper Stars team are delighted to have made a donation to the Perth & Kinross Food Bank.
Due to local COVID hospitality restrictions, the Soaper Stars team will not be able to enjoy our annual Festive team dinner out this year.
Instead, our team proposed donating the equivalent value of our meal out, to the local food bank.
The Soaper Stars team donated a variety of items that the food bank was particularly in need of – coffee, instant mash & rice to name a few.
The Perth & Kinross Food Bank play an incredibly valuable role within our community, by providing emergency food supplies and support to families in need.
The foodbank is project funded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in our local area.
Last year they provided 3,424 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis, and this figure is set to increase this year.
Ian Routledge, Soaper Stars owner said, “We believe we should all play our part to help local communities in need. Nobody should go hungry over the festive period, so we are delighted to support the food bank with a donation that we know will support families in need over Christmas.”
Michael Archibald, Chairman of the Perth & Kinross Food Bank, was invited down to Soaper Stars to personally collect the donation and with our Santa hats on, we did what we do best and gave the Food Bank van a complimentary “Festive Makeover”
Michael commented, “On behalf of everyone at Perth & Kinross Foodbank we are delighted to receive this donation of food from Soaper Stars Car Wash. We were touched when they contacted us to say they wanted to donate the value of their Christmas dinner to us and buy the items we are currently short of. Everyone has had a tough year, but we have witnessed many kind-hearted people thinking of those worse off than themselves, generously donating money and food to help local people in crisis.”
The food bank located at 11 Cutlog Vennel remains open, with social distancing measures in place.
Ian concluded, “We would like to encourage other small local business to also donate the value of their Festive night out to the food bank this year. All donations are greatly appreciated by the food bank team and will go a long way to ensuring families don’t go hungry this Christmas”
If you would like to support the Food Bank please visit their website, by clicking here, to find out what food they are in shortage of and where you can drop your donation off. If you would like to make a donation to help families this Christmas, the Food Bank is asking that you do so by the 17th December to allow their team to process and organise all donations.