The Circle of Kindness

Staff from our BHSCT Employability & Mentoring service have been inspired by the kindness shown through those donating to the Community Foodbank in North Belfast to fundraise and donate products back to the Community Foodbank.

"Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate"

The BHSCT Employability & Mentoring service provides intensive employability and mentoring support for young people aged 16-21 leaving care in Belfast.

Alison and Rosin from the service have been using the Community Foodbank in North Belfast to deliver hampers to young people who have been isolated and struggling during the Covid 19 crisis.

These hampers have made a significant difference in the lives of young people. As Roisin said,

Every Tuesday we have happy Service Users through receiving food parcels from the Community Food Bank based in North Belfast. The response of the people from North Belfast to help others in their community is 1st class. The generous hampers range from cupboard staples, fresh bread and milk, fruit, hygiene packs, nappies and baby products – in turn helping to meet people’s basic needs during this Covid pandemic’

Following this successful collaboration with the Community Foodbank in North Belfast, Alison was inspired to support their amazing work. On her own initiative Alison fundraised £300 to buy products to donate to the Foodbank.

Alison said,

"Upon visiting the food bank and speaking with the staff, it really opened my eyes too how many people need the food hampers, especially during this time. The community support inspired me to raise money as you never know one day, you may find yourself needing support from the food bank."

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