More than 50 Gloucester businesses raise £8,000 for city food bank

Gloucester Food Bank

With the Help of Gloucester Quays Rotary Club, more than 50 Gloucester businesses have raised close to £8,000 for Gloucester Foodbank

The Rotary Club says it has filled the trailer, its primary goal, and is now able to give the remainder as a donation of cash to Gloucester foodbank to help them over the Christmas period.

The Gloucester Food Bank provides three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to it in crisis. It is are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.

In 2019/20, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,900,122 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 720,504 went to children.

As a network, it wants to see more people helped out of crisis and fewer people needing foodbanks in the future. That’s why The Trussell Trust and local foodbanks are working together to develop new ways to help people out of crisis through programmes like More Than Food.

Well done to all the Gloucester businesses which donated. We salute you all. A drum-roll please for:……

SK Heating & Cooling, Barnwood Shopfitters, Gloucester Carpet Outlet, Davies & Partners, EG Carter, 360 Automotive Ltd, BPE. OPCC Commissioners Fund – Police, Malvern Tyres, Randall & Payne, Electrical Solutions, Forge Motorsport, Severn Valley Woodworks, JEH Laundry, Brunsdons Insurance, Cooke Sheet Metal, lane Pearson, 1-1 recruitment, Gulley Electrical, Brace, Monster Clothing, TMS, Martyn Appleyard, Tayntons, The Appliance Broker, Elmrep, Citi Utilities, Falcon, RP Cooke, ash & co, Kingscott Dix, R & R Group, Westway IT, APM Fire & Security, Central Roofing, Cherry & White Hire, McGuinness Group, 123 Car and Commercial, C.I.S Builders, TG Sales & Lettings, Spa Security, Truscotts, Ultimate Accident Repairs, CGS, Direct Tyres, Paper Box, Hillside Brewery, Redbridge, AC Marketing Services, LR Business Services, Skyline Softwash, Protrack, KGR Wealth Management, Chris Mullins Tyres, Glevum Windows, Severn Signs, Smart Communications