Another busy week for FoodAWARE CIC, once again helping the community and the various groups/projects with vital food and supplies.
Sending Condolences to the JP Walton & Sons Family
This week we had the tragic news that a friend and long time supporter of the community, Kristian Walton had sadly passed away.
JP Walton & Sons are always there whenever we have needed them and the team are always willing to help in any way they can.
Kristian was a huge part of this and was always at the forefront in anything he could do to help the community.
A fine example of this is in the image attached, every year JP Walton & Sons would always match any donation of Easter eggs we received, regardless of how many.
Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
Thank you for all of your support over the years.
Bullcroft Memorial Hall
It was our pleasure to donate surplus food and supplies to Bullcroft Memorial Hall to help make sure people don’t go hungry and supporting the Skellow & Carcroft Foodbank.
Bullcroft Memorial Hall is a community facility based in Carcroft managed by North Doncaster Development Trust.
You can support them by visiting their Facebook page by clicking the link above and see how you can get involved with the many activities they have in place including such as a Fit n Fun Club.
If you visit the hall please wear a face mask when entering the building and use the sanitiser provided before entering the hall.
Caring for Kendray & Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd
Pioneer Social Enterprise Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation. Their primary concern is to address food/fuel poverty and help those on low income to train, gain qualification and work experience.
Offering unique opportunities to help people break barriers to gaining employment. They improve their quality of life through training, learning new skills while enjoying new experiences in a professional working environment.
They welcome and work with a range of learners from all walks of life with a diverse range of special requirements and unique disabilities. They currently work with those on the autistic spectrum, cancer survivors, Alzheimer’s sufferers, Diabetics, those living with mental illness, as well as people with other illnesses and changeling needs and disabilities.
Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy
Huge thanks to Conisbrough Ivanhoe Primary Academy in Conisbrough for their latest Harvest Festival donation this week.
These fab donations have been passed on to our community partner Mexborough Foodbank who support people/families less fortunate across Mexborough, Denaby, Conisbrough & Swinton areas.
Sean Gibbons, Managing Director of Food AWARE CIC & Mexborough Foodbank Manager said “I would like to pay special thanks to Ivanhoe Academy students, parents/carers and staff for such a generous Harvest Festival donation this year (and for almost 10 years of ongoing support). This donation will help an increasing number of families across the local area who access emergency food via agency referral from our partner Mexborough Foodbank each week, especially as the winter period approaches in these extremely challenging times”.
We have had consistently busy sessions over the last few weeks averaging between 23-28 food parcels each week across the local area – mostly home delivered in Mexborough, Denaby, Conisbrough & Swinton.
As a reminder –
We CANNOT accept ‘self-referrals’ (which was introduced as a special measure at the start of lockdown) & referrals MUST come via our approved community partners –
- Citizens Advice Doncaster Borough
- St Leger Homes Doncaster
- Doncaster Council
- Communities South Area Team
- Community First Credit Union Ltd
- Doncaster Wellbeing
- Mexborough Family Hub
- Denaby & Conisbrough Family Hub
- Creative Support – Doncaster
- Doncaster College and University Centre
- Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
- Aspire Drug and Alcohol Services etc.
If you are in need of a food parcel in the future, please speak with your key worker at any of the above agencies who will then make a referral is us via email.
Alternatively, we strongly recommend that you contact Citizens Advice in Mexborough on 01709 572402 to make an appointment to go through your finances and provide budgeting & practical support. CA will refer you to Mex Foodbank for a food parcel if they feel you are eligible.
Huge thanks to our hardworking volunteers and community partners Mexborough Christian Community Church who support us all the way. You know who you are & cannot support others in need without your support.
Thanks to Kerry & team at local Farmfoods in Mexborough for ongoing support with surplus/donated food each week.