Hertford Heroes - Hertford and Ware Foodbank
We want to share and celebrate the Hertford community spirit during these strange times and have asked various organisations and individuals for nominations. This week's entry…
We want to share and celebrate the Hertford community spirit during these strange times and have asked various organisations and individuals for nominations. This week's entry is from Janet Bird.
Janet writes: There are so many good things happening at the moment and it seems that the community is really coming together. I would like to nominate the volunteers at Hertford and Ware Foodbank.
To ensure that social distancing is maintained only a small number of volunteers are doing an awful lot of work. Food is being collected from supermarkets and from other donors, often at 5.30 or 6 am and being delivered in the Foodbank van to needy families in Hertford, Ware, Stanstead Abbotts and Watton at Stone. The Foodbank phone is being manned 24/7 by Cheryl Jackson, who is working from home and other volunteers are going into the Foodbank alone to put together bags of groceries for delivery.
The whole team are heroes, giving freely of so much of their time and doing so cheerfully and in good heart, but perhaps if we have to pick anybody out it would be Tony and Christine Smith who are going out with the van picking up in the early hours and delivering later in the day. Since the beginning of lockdown they have driven over 1000 miles on local collections and deliveries.
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