A CHADDESLEY Corbett hotel is helping families in crisis this Christmas by donating hampers to Kidderminster Foodbank.

Brockencote Hall Hotel will donate 21 hampers to the Foodbank in time for Christmas, one for every bedroom sold at the hotel over the festive period.

Hampers will be filled with essentials such as milk, toiletries and children’s food, alongside festive treats including mince pies made by the hotel’s chefs.

Craig Routledge, general manager, said: “We support a local charity every year and as a hospitality industry, with everything going on this year, we wanted to do our bit to help the Foodbank.

“The pandemic and campaigning from footballer Marcus Rashford really brought food poverty to the fore this year and in Kidderminster demand for services continues to grow.

“The items the Foodbank needs are very simple things like milk, tea and sugar, which is heart-breaking. Nobody in our community should face having to go hungry.

“We hope our hampers will support the team at the Foodbank and the incredible work they do within our community.”

Hotel staff will put together the hampers before delivering them to the Foodbank on Blackwell Street.

A spokesperson from Kidderminster Foodbank said: “Our services have fed almost 4,500 people this year alone, including those affected by the pandemic.

“Demand continues to grow so we are extremely grateful for the support from the local community, including these hampers from Brockencote Hall Hotel.”