TRUST AIDS DELIVERY OF 3,000 EMERGENCY FOOD PARCELS
The Trent Bridge Community Trust have helped to facilitate the delivery of food packages to 3,000 households across Nottingham struggling with food poverty or insecurity.
The Trust purchased and delivered 2,500 bags for use by the Hope House Project, which operates foodbanks across the city.
The Hope Centre Foodbank in Clifton, meanwhile, received 500 bags to assist with the packaging effort.
“Delivering bags may seem a simple gesture, but when we got in touch with the Hope House Project to see how we could help, this was their biggest area of need,” said Mark Clifford, the Trust’s Community Projects Manager.
“So many households across our city and county struggle to put food on the table, so we’re delighted to be able to help out.”
“They had ample food, but didn’t have the ability to package this up for individual families.
“So many households across our city and county struggle to put food on the table – and the coronavirus crisis has only made their challenge more difficult – so we’re delighted to be able to play our part in alleviating their difficulties.”
The Trust’s involvement with the Hope House Project was born of work undertaken by Michelle Mark, Cotgrave Community Engagement Worker, to forge links in the area.
The project, led by Hope Nottingham's Employability Co-ordinator Chris Dilks, distributes over 12,000 food parcels per year from Trussell Trust foodbanks across the city.
The NG11 Foodbank in Clifton is open twice weekly to provide nutritionally-balanced emergency packages to those in need.
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