New emergency food aid containers placed in Whittlesey stores

New emergency food aid containers have been placed in stores in Whittlesey.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 12:14 pm

The Whittlesey Emergency Food Aid (WEFA) containers have been placed in the Nisa stores in Broad Street and Victory Avenue and in the Co-op.

The items are collected on a regular basis and distributed by the WEFA team to people in the local community who are experiencing food poverty.

The purchase of the food containers - with a fourth one on the way - was made possible by a grant from the Glassmoor Local Environment Fund which covered the entire cost of the project.

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Whittlesey Emergency Food Aid containers have been placed in Nisa stores

Brian Smithyman, who is part of the WEFA team, said: “We are really grateful for the support from the Glassmoor fund as this has enabled us to heighten our profile in the local community. The new containers are bright orange in colour and have the WEFA logo on the front which means they are easily identifiable in the stores.”

The team at WEFA also wanted to thank the many businesses, schools, shops, community groups, families and individuals for their overwhelming support in the run up to Christmas.

They said: “The generous donations of food items, gifts and financial contributions given enabled WEFA to provide up to 50 food hampers to those who would have otherwise struggled over the Christmas period. We would also like to say a special thank you the Whittlesey Round Table who funded the purchase of two brand new upright freezers.

“This meant that WEFA was able to store frozen items ready for distribution over the Christmas period, but going forward enables us to store food safely all year round.”

Anyone wanting to know more about WEFA should contact Brian or Marija at the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street which is the storage, admin and distribution centre on 01733 752093.

Or you can email [email protected] or just pop in.