Since January 2020 Tolhurst Organic has donated 2 tonnes of surplus potatoes & onions to FareShare.
This contributes towards an equivalent of 4,760 meals!
Connect Aid’s Food Share Project in Shropshire is just one of many community organisations continuing to work hard to ensure people in need still have access to food during the coronavirus pandemic.
Having put in place special measures to reduce the risk of transmission of Covid-19, a group of volunteers are providing food to people from their centre in Woodside. A new booking system allows local residents to collect food during their allotted time-slot and a drive-through-service creates access for isolated and disabled residents.
Lea Beven, project leader and founder of Connect Aid explains how their adaptations have allowed them to continue providing food to people in the community: “Just today, we’ve got 48 clients coming to pick food up… Every day we’ve got people coming in that are bringing us to tears. If they get a chance to have a quick chat with us, many of them are telling us they’ve had to come to us because they’ve got nothing in at home. One man told us that his wife has cancer so is in the ‘at-risk’ group but they just don’t have any food in. It’s just breaking our hearts every day. Everyone is soldiering on and pulling together to help.”
We have now run out of farm-grown potatoes and onions, and have planted the new crops in. Hopefully in about 6 weeks we will be selling new potatoes, and green onions will come in about 15 weeks.
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