Allied Bakeries’ bread donations a ‘lifesaver’ to Stockport’s most vulnerable
Vulnerable people from across Greater Manchester have benefited from over 18,000 loaves of bread donated by Stockport-based Allied Bakeries during the coronavirus crisis.
The bakery, which manufactures Kingsmill loaves, has donated bread to charitable organisations as well as to support emergency services workers during lockdown. Working in partnership with Stockport Council, over 10,000 loaves have gone to local residents affected by food poverty, providing fresh bread to homeless charity The Wellspring, as well as Chelwood and Stockport food banks.
Manchester Foundation Trust Charity has received a further 4,000 loaves of bread for local hospitals, including Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester Eye Hospital, The Christie and Wythenshawe Hospital, where Allied Bakeries also donated 6,000 mob caps and 600 aprons following a plea for PPE.
A further 2,000 loaves have been donated to schools, nurseries and charities working with vulnerable families or the children of key workers. The bakery also supplied over 1,000 loaves to Greater Manchester Police Headquarters to keep officers going during these unprecedented times. Call handlers for the NHS 111 helpline and the Dukinfield Ambulance Service also received pancakes and crumpets, also made at the bakery, to keep them going during lockdown.
Allied Bakeries has also been working with Age UK to deliver over 1,000 free loaves of bread to older people, with the charity renaming their food drops ‘Bread and Smiles’ because of the feedback they have had.