Staff and residents at Sedgley Court care home in Dudley have set up a food bank donation station in their foyer to support the Black Country Food Bank.

They are encouraging members of the community to donate any items they can.

Amy-Leigh Arnold, the Home Manager, expressed the care home's desire to give back to the community and invited people to drop by with their donations and enjoy a cup of tea.

Reverend Calum Burke from All Saints Church, who frequently visits Sedgley Court to deliver communion, highlighted the importance of food banks in feeding those in crisis.

He mentioned the difficult choices faced by many individuals in the community during winter, having to decide between heating or eating.

While he dreams of a world without food banks, he emphasized the necessity of supporting the community by donating food.

One of the care home's residents, 87-year-old Joan Marr, expressed her gratitude to Reverend Calum for his visits and shared her enjoyment of hymns and communion.

Donations of tinned foods, sauces, cereals, long-life milk, packet mash potato, toilet rolls, roll-on deodorant, shampoo, and shower gel can be made at Sedgley Court care home in Dudley.

More information can be obtained by calling 01384 928404 or emailing

Sedgley Court is a new luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes.

It has been recently rated 'Good' by the Quality Care Commission and offers person-centred care along with a comprehensive range of activities.