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Residents' generosity shines during the pandemic

Residents' generosity shines during the pandemic

23 July 2020
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The generosity of Wokingham Borough residents has been fantastic during the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 100 sacks of food, toiletries and other essentials donated via Woodley, Twyford and Lower Earley libraries to the community response hub.

 

The Wokingham Borough Community Response (WBCR) has been providing vulnerable residents with food parcels since the start of the pandemic but it can now help them access food via other routes, such as supermarket online click and deliver, meaning it no longer needs public food donations. 

 

For this reason, the WBCR food donation service at libraries finishes tomorrow (Friday 24 July) but the foodbanks in Wokingham and Woodley are still welcoming donations for local people in need.

 

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has donated food and other essential items via our libraries these past few months,” said Cllr Charles Margetts, executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services.

 

“Covid-19 has been, and will continue to be, a huge challenge for us all. So many local people have stepped up wanting to play their part in helping others. I’m really pleased we were able to offer our libraries as places where people could donate essential items for the most vulnerable in our communities. We’re truly grateful for every single donation.”

 

The Wokingham Borough Community Response (WBCR) has been key in helping residents in extra need with food and other essentials. It has been a truly borough-wide collaboration involving the borough council, town and parish councils, voluntary groups, community organisations and charities, neighbourhoods and individual people.

 

To donate food to the Wokingham and Woodley foodbanks visit the Wokingham foodbank website or call Woodley's foodbank on (07806) 658 995 (weekdays 9am to 4pm) or (0118) 969 9956 (weekdays 9am to 12.30pm).

 

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