‘When the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, the Colchester Foodbank (the busiest in Essex) struggled to keep up with demand as two-thirds of volunteers were unable to continue volunteering due to their own vulnerability or someone in their household. We have worked hard to train new volunteers and meet demand and ensure safe working practices at our busiest ever time.’ Says Michael Beckett, Chief Officer, Colchester Foodbank charity.
Colchester Foodbank charity provides emergency food parcels to individuals and families who find themselves in a sudden crisis. Like so many not-for-profit organisations, Covid-19 has had a devastating impact.
‘We want to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but we need your help to make this happen. Your gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food can make a real difference, says Michael.
‘As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to a food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. We can’t do this without the support of our local community.
‘We are not yet running out of all food donations, but food banks are running low on certain items so we really would ask you to continue to support us if are able – either through food or money donations, volunteering or online with The Essex Lottery.
For more information please contact:
Chief Officer Colchester Foodbank charity
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