West Cheshire Foodbank is on the road thanks to generous donations from the community.
Lloyds Banking Group, Essar Oil UK, Plus Dane Housing, Mecca Bingo, TWP Solutions, councillors and private donations mean that organiser have been able to replace their existing vehicle with one that is safer and more efficient.
Trustee at West Cheshire Foodbank Martin Dick said: “The response from our local community has been massive. We keep getting overwhelmed by just how generous everyone has been. Enough money has now been donated to allow us not only to replace our van but to cover our vehicle running costs for a whole year. We’re also really thankful to Offleys for supporting us by heavily discounting our breakdown cover and insurance.
“The design of this van will make lifting and moving stock much easier and safer for our volunteers and the larger size will help us to be more efficient too.”
Development officer at West Cheshire Foodbank Alec Spencer said: “On behalf of everyone at West Cheshire Foodbank, I’d like to say a heartfelt ‘Thank You!’ to everyone who has worked so hard to raise the money we needed for this van. It will make a big difference to our small charity.”