Donations from Victrex, Roy Hatfield Ltd and good willed individuals have pooled together to cumulate in a fantastic supply of food to support Rotherham foodbanks. The Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership, which consists of a number of organisations in the borough, helps people deal with emergency situations by providing them with food.
During the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a true show of community spirit from business and individuals who are all playing their part to ensure these vital foodbanks have everything they need to deliver food parcels in this unprecedented time.
Business in the Community, a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, has helped in connecting local businesses with the charity.
Victrex plc, a world leader in PEEK polymer solutions with a local manufacturing site in Rotherham, kindly donated food and essentials, worth over £250, to foodbanks in the Rotherham Food for People Crisis partnership.
Roy Hatfield Ltd, an organisation which recycles industrial wastes and supplies bulk minerals into industry, generously provided transport for the stock donation from Victrex. Mark Hatfield of Roy Hatfield Ltd further organised a donation of more food to add to that already donated – over £800 worth.
People in the community who want to help have kindly been donating to the ‘People in Need (VAR)’ account, account number 20298847, sort code 60-83-01. With this gratefully received, £300 of the donation has been used so far, the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis partners listed items they were short of, then colleagues at Liberty Church kindly went and bought these priority food items from the supermarket to share between the foodbanks.
Teresa Brocklehurst from Voluntary Action Rotherham, who is chairperson of the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership, said: “We have been blown away by the generosity of the people of Rotherham; workers, volunteers, members of the public and business people alike who have worked together to provide emergency support to those in need. The donations we have received have provided food to people who desperately need it, so a very big thank you.”