More than 700 lantern kits were distributed in Lancashire as part of a Shine A Light campaign during Challenge Poverty Week.
The Raft Foundation in Rossendale asked people to #ShineALight on the causes and impact of poverty, and also to celebrate the great work local community groups. The lantern kits were shared through local churches, schools and in food parcels that were handed out.
Caroline Collins, volunteer coordinator and community organiser at the Foundation, also talked about the project on local radio and they held a pop-up stall at a local market.
In the first six months of the pandemic, the Raft Foundation delivered food for 23,058 meals – and for 173 pets. They have also distributed nappies, 350 facemasks, new-baby gifts, Easter Eggs, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day gifts, 640 sanitary products, dental health packs and more than 1,000 chippy teas.