Dec 29, 2020 | Bridge News, Charity

We did it!

Bridge Help Food Bank CollectionAt the end of November we launched our Christmas appeal and asked the business community to join us and donate to Chesterfield Foodbank.

In less than three weeks, thanks to generous donations, we managed to collect more than £1500 of food (essentials and luxuries), nappies and toiletries which was all stored in one of our spare offices.

We were delighted to deliver the haul to Chesterfield Foodbank on Friday 18 December 2020. The haul took two return trips in two cars and filled four pallets!

Thank you to the following businesses for your donations and for making this possible:


Chesterfield Food Bank collectionThe sheepbridge-based Foodbank warehouse, which is operated by The Trussell Trust, supplies four food banks in Chesterfield – central Chesterfield, New Whittington, Loundsley Green and Brimington.

Chesterfield Foodbank provides three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people who are referred to them, and has been operating since 2013.

The foodbank works through local agencies issuing vouchers to people in crisis who cannot afford to buy food. While delivering the donated food, one of the volunteers told us that they had seen increased demand from families for emergency 3-day food packs this year.

Thank you again to everyone who donated to our appeal. Together we have made a difference.