Foodbank donation

Burnham and Highbridge Town Council is continuing to support the local Foodbank with donations.

In April, following a joint proposal from Cllr Phil Harvey and Cllr Peter Clayton, the Council agreed to allocate an initial sum of £5,000 to support the Highhridge area Foodbank and this month the council has made its second £500 food delivery to support this vital service.

Councillors have worked with Tesco to safely carry out the purchase and delivery of food to the Highbridge area Foodbank.  A Foodbank spokesman said: “Thanks to the Town Council for this generous donation and Pete Clayton in particular for his delivery and unloading skills!”

The Council says it recognises the unfortunate fact that the food bank is under pressure to supply emergency food to an increased number of people at present and the Council is committed to continuing to work alongside the charity to offer its support.

Council staff continue to undertake support roles alongside community groups to carry out food and prescription deliveries, and the Town Council’s rapid response grants are being used to support with the purchase of PPE and other needs.

The grant fund has also enabled the Council to work alongside local housing associations, Homes in Sedgemoor, LiveWest and SHAL, to produce and deliver 500 family activity packs to tenant families with children.

The Council’s Projects Officer has helped put together the activity pack with a nature theme running through it.

Mayor Cllr Mike Facey adds: “I am delighted that the Council is continuing to support local groups, charities and services as we find our way through the Coronavirus crisis.”

“Although we are seeing movement restrictions lifted by the Government, this Council recognises that our community has a long journey ahead of us and it is imperative that we continue to support each other throughout that journey.”


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