A community project has been re-opened due to demand. The Werrington Food Support Project was the brainchild of village resident Sue Brownsword who had closed the initiative down after the easing of lockdown began, but then re-opened again after more demand came forward.
A community project has been re-opened due to demand.
The Werrington Food Support Project was the brainchild of village resident Sue Brownsword who had closed the initiative down after the easing of lockdown began, but then re-opened again after more demand came forward.
Sue told the Times & Echo: “We have been rather busy. We ran the food bank until things began to open up then demand dropped so we closed.
“But then just weeks later we had a rush of new referrals so we opened back up again.
“The people of Werrington have been spectacular – whenever I have asked for anything, they have risen to the challenge.
“Not only have we fed families, we have fed their pets too. We have been able to provide fresh fruit, veg, dairy and meat.
“We have provided toiletries and cleaning supplies, and we have even managed to source cots, clothes, uniform and a mobility scooter.
“Businesses have rallied around donating money and groceries, and the local Co Op applied and got us a grant.
“We had a freezer donated by a local resident too.”
The Werrington Food Support Project has helped many families in need.
Sue said: “Unlike food banks, we can deliver to the doorstep.
“This saves vulnerable people from having to use public transport and makes life easier if they have child care or elder care responsibilities or are disabled.”
Sue added: “I have been overwhelmed by the support and feel so proud to be part of such a caring community.
“I have been in tears so many times due to folks generosity.
“We live in a great community and it’s just amazing what a community can achieve.
“Thank you for the outstanding support we have had from local residents and local businesses.”
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