A WORCESTER training firm has been supporting those less fortunate, donating food to the city's foodbank.

ISO Quality Services, based in St. John's, decided to get involved again with the foodbank after its urgent appeal for donations which it launched in June.

The Worcester Foodbank made an urgent appeal to boost its depleted supplies after finding the number of people being referred for help were up 61 per cent compared to May last year.

Following the success of their 'Bingo Box Challenge' last Christmas, where the firm encouraged other city businesses to donate boxes of food, ISO Quality Services wanted to step in to help the local charity once more.

Businesses this time round were asked to get involved by donating £25, £50, £75 or £100 to the shopping budget.

ISO Quality Services then completed a ‘Trolley Dash’, ticking items off the Worcester Foodbank’s shopping list.

With the support of these businesses and three overflowing trolley’s later, ISO Quality Services were able to donate a fifth of a ton of food, equating to nearly 150 meals for those in crisis.

Client Services Account Manager, Kerrie Radburn said: "I was really surprised to see how much the Worcester Foodbank were struggling and how many more Clients they now have.

"As soon as I read about the appeal, I wanted to get the team involved with helping the charity again.

"We would like to thank Haines Watts, Hallmark Hulme, Indegu Limited, Umbrella Training and Development and Worcester Web Studio for their support with this campaign and we look forward to helping the Worcester Foodbank again in the future."

ISO Quality Services is an independent organisation specialising in helping SMEs improve their businesses through the implementation of ISO and BS EN Management Standards.