Dear foodbank friends and supporters
First please let us say thank you so much for all your support over the past few weeks. It has been simply amazing to see how the community has responded and pulled together at a time when, to be quite frank, we could all be hiding ourselves under the duvet! We have had almost everything we need - whenever some stocks start to run a bit low someone turns up with a big box of whatever we were short of!
We moved over, temporarily, to home deliveries last week. We are just getting ourselves familiar with that new way of working which has been an interesting new challenge, coupled with being much busier than usual. (2 - 3 time busier and growing.) We seem to be feeding around 60 - 70 people each week; this isn't the number of vouchers but the number we feed. We're seeing up to 20 vouchers weekly but that figure is rising.
So our appeal this week is for your continued donations of long life items: tinned meats (hot and cold), tinned fruit, UHT meat, rice - or anything that will sensibly make a nice meal.
We are also appealing for disposable gloves and hand sanitiser. We don't have any gloves for the volunteers and no individual sanitiser for our drivers. If you could help even with a single bottle or pack that would be so appreciated. Drop offs can be made to Resound Monday - Thursday 10am - 12pm (call 0117 3050969 first) and Fridays 9am - 1pm.
Finally, we have all the boxes and tape we need for the moment - thank you to everyone who has brought that. If we don't use all the boxes up we will invite you all to the best ever junk modelling session once lock-down is over!
Bless you all for your kindness and care for your neighbours.