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Shropshire-based Original Biscuit Bakers has donated thousands of its artisan gingerbread biscuits to NHS workers, the homeless and those in food poverty through food re-distributors City Harvest, London’s first last-mile food redistribution charity, and Market Drayton Foodbank, which supports local people in crisis by providing emergency food supplies and essentials.
Staff and patients at the Royal Stoke University Hospital also received 1,200 hand-iced, Easter-themed gingerbread biscuits via the University Hospital of North Midlands Charity.
Sales and marketing director Sarah Hopcroft, said, “Due to the current health crisis, our stock levels were high and we could see an opportunity to donate to worthy causes both locally and further afield. We are absolutely delighted to have donated our hand-decorated novelty biscuits to those who are desperately in need via three fantastic charities. We really hope our delightful and lovingly produced Easter gingerbread biscuits brought cheer and joy to those on the front line, those struggling with homelessness and also food poverty in such turbulent and difficult times. I am extremely grateful to the amazing City Harvest London, Market Drayton Foodbank and the University Hospital of North Midlands Charity for organising the re-distribution of what would otherwise be surplus goods.’’