We helped our local foodbank during the crisis - Cotterills

We helped our local foodbank during the crisis

We want to do our bit to help others during the current crisis. That’s why we recently undertook an initiative to pull together donations from farmers as well as ourselves for a local foodbank. 

Since the lockdown, the demand for foodbanks has reportedly soared sevenfold due to the sheer number of people now out of work. Foodbank workers are toiling tirelessly to make sure that no one goes hungry but the situation has been exasperated because in-person donations are also down. Foodbanks desperately need all the donations they can get. 

To help, we decided to donate much needed fresh produce to a local food bank. We also came up with the idea to put our network of local farming contacts and our fleet of trucks to good use. We decided to contact local farms to see if they had any spare produce that they would like to donate along with ourselves. 

We were amazed at the response – we are still receiving donations but we want to say a big thanks to Meadow Farm, Mullensgrove Farm and Overgreen Farm for their very generous donations.

Last week, our Managing Director, Andrew Cotterill, personally delivered the donations to Trussell Trust Foodbank in Erdington.

Jean Morton from the foodbank, commented: “Thank you so much for the donation you delivered to Six Ways Baptist Church.  It was much appreciated. This week we provided food for 200 adults and 105 children so your contribution was very welcome.”