Appeal for drivers

August 27 2020

A FOODBANK is looking for drivers to help out with deliveries.
Resound foodbank, based at the centre of the same name in Blackhorse Road, has been running a home delivery service as the people it helps have been unable to come in and collect food parcels during the coronavirus crisis.
A Holiday Hunger programme during the school holidays has meant deliveries have more than doubled.
The foodbank is looking for two drivers to help out during September and October, who have their own transport and would be able to volunteer twice a month for an hour on Fridays.
Volunteers will need to be able to lift heavy shopping bags and can call 0117 305 0969 between 10am and noon on Fridays for more information.
Changes to furlough rules and an increase in the number of redundancies are also driving an increase in demand for Resound's services. Since the end of March, the number of people Resound has fed has increased by more than 70% and the service has provided more than 6,300 meals.
Resound is accepting donations of tinned products: minced meat and onions; chicken in white sauce; steak; casseroles; corned beef; ham; potatoes (or packet potatoes); rice pudding; custard.
Jam, long life fruit juice, washing-up liquid, toiletries and feminine hygiene products are also needed. Donations can be brought to the Resound Centre on Fridays between 9am and 1pm or left at collection boxes in the Sainsbury's stores at Emersons and Lyde Green.