In the last financial year, around 1.3 million emergency food parcels were given out to those in need from foodbanks across the UK and over 120,000 of these were in the South West alone.
As part of our current partnership work, we've been working with some foodbanks within our region and with Christmas very fast approaching, we wanted to expand on this and help a little more during the festive period. The Wessex Water region is vast and to make sure we covered as many areas as possible, we put a call out for volunteers across the business to co-ordinate a donation drive in their regional offices. These included offices in Bath, Trowbridge, Avonmouth, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Corfe Mullen, Saltford and Taunton.
We had a fantastic response from our staff and collected over 100kg of food and toiletries for the foodbanks and our volunteers are now in the process of delivering these to our selected foodbanks which are Bath Foodbank (Genesis Trust), Storehouse Trowbridge, Bristol North West Foodbank, Corfe Mullen Community Foodbank, Taunton Foodbank, Bridgwater Foodbank, Lord's Larder (Yeovil) and the Saltford & Keynsham Foodbank.
Of course Christmas is a great time of year to give something back but the foodbanks do welcome support all year round to ensure they have enough food to make up their emergency 3 day parcels.
If you are working for a foodbank and would like to partner and work with us, please contact us on