06 Dec Working with Ely Foodbank
To kick-start our partnership, we donated £500 ahead of Christmas. With December being one of their busiest times of the year, this donation helped provide families with nutritionally balanced food parcels and other supplies.
During 2018, the Foodbank distributed 3,533 emergency food supplies (45 tonnes of food) to those in crisis in the Ely area.
Following the news of the donation, Cathy Wright, Project Director at Ely Foodbank, commented:
“We are thrilled to have this support from Neaves & Neat going into 2019. They are a local company who have grasped an understanding of our work, making it a valuable partnership for us.”
Throughout 2019 we have been working closely with the Foodbank. The team has made several donations and spent time volunteering at the Foodbank.
As individuals, we can make a small impact. But as a community, we can do something really special. So, the next time you are in your supermarket of choice, it would be really helpful to pick up a few extra items and leave them at your nearest collection point.
There are several food collections points in Ely:
- Waitrose, Bray’s Lane, Ely
- Tesco, Angel Drove, Ely
- Sainsbury’s, Lisle Lane, Ely
- Ely Cathedral
Alternatively, if you need help, not only during the festive period but the rest of the year, get in touch with Foodbank, they are the best-placed organisation to help you.
If you would like to find out more about our experience working with Ely Foodbank, please visit their website. And to find out more about Neaves & Neat’s charitable contributions contact our Charity Ambassador, Jessica Harvey-Bowman.
By Alice Thynne