Sheffield City Trust donates food to Sharrow foodbank

24th April 2020

Sheffield City Trust is continuing to make a real difference to Sheffield food banks. Yesterday, the health and wellbeing charity donated food supplies to Sharrow Community Forum’s foodbank.

Sheffield City Trust is continuing to make a real difference to Sheffield food banks. Yesterday, the health and wellbeing charity donated food supplies to Sharrow Community Forum’s foodbank.

This follows its recent donations to food banks across the city at the start of the lock down, and the Sheffield charity’s generous donation of £4,000 to Voluntary Action Sheffield.

Sheffield City Trust Chief Executive, Andrew Snelling said: “We’re delighted that, in the face of a national crisis, we’re still able to make a big difference.

“This is just one example of the many things we do to support the city and I always feel proud of the impact that we have in Sheffield. We’re a charity run by Sheffielders for Sheffielders and we will continue to look for ways we can make a difference to the city.”

As well as offering their support to foodbanks, the charity has been working closely with both the council and NHS – donating over 7,000 items of PPE and nine defibrillators to local hospitals. In addition to this, the car park at the FlyDSA arena Sheffield is being used as a blood testing site for non-Covid patients.

Over the Easter holidays, schools remained open to children of key workers and vulnerable children and there were concerns that they may become overrun whilst operating with skeleton staff. To make sure schools remained open, Sheffield City Trust provided activity coaches in schools across Sheffield who helped to to keep children active and engaged at this time of change.

Sheffield City Trust manage a number venues across the city, including the FlyDSA arena and Ponds Forge International Sports centre, you can find out more here.

Why not check your cupboards for some stockpiled items and see if you can make a difference to people that rely on your local foodbank?

Pic caption: Jordan Coates, School Engagement Coordinator, Sharrow Community Forum’s foodbank.

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