Over 1700 Food Parcels, ChristmasTurkeys and other treats are distributedto Northampton families

The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation, a charity based in Northamptonshire, recently
distributed over 1700 food parcels to local families in need across the county. On top
of this, they handed out hundreds of Christmas turkeys, gifts, toys and sweet treats –
making sure the whole of Northampton are able to feel the joy of Christmas this year.
The Cost of Living crisis has affected everyone this year, but for some more than
others. Many individuals and households across the county are grappling with
immense struggles, as they try to manage rising costs. That’s why The McCarthy-
Dixon Foundation made it their mission to support as many families as possible this
Christmas, to ensure everyone is able to feel the joy of the festive season.
Based in Grove Road, Northampton, the charity was intitally founded back in 2020 in
response to the sudden hardships facing many families due to lockdowns. They now
run a foodbank supporting over 70 Northamptonshire schools and other local
organisations such as The Northampton Domestic Abuse Service and local Mental
health services. On top of this, they run three weekly social clubs, a doorstep
buddies programme, and a range of other social welfare support services. 
The charity says that every year, hundreds of families face “unimaginable”
challenges during the festive season, which has become “even more significant due
to the rising Cost of Living”. The charity believes everyone has felt the impact this
year, “regardless of one’s employment status, whether you have children or are
Teresa McCarthy-Dixon, founder of the charity, said: ‘We are so proud to be able to
provide this level of support to the families and individuals we support – more than
ever people are asking for our help and it’s an honour to provide it. This wouldn’t be
possible without the amazing efforts of our volunteers, sponsors and wider
community , so thank you to them.’
The charity says demand for their services is continuously on the rise, with ‘no signs
of slowing down anytime soon’. They have urged anyone who can to ‘please
consider donating and supporting our cause, a little can go a long way.’. If you’d like
to support the charity, you can find out more by
visiting: https://localgiving.org/charity/the-mccarthy-dixon-foundation/

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