Chancerygate has made a £1,000 donation to Runnymede Foodbank in an effort to support volunteers with the provision of emergency food and support to local people during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The foodbank is based close to Chancerygate’s 62,324 sq ft, 12-unit Chertsey Business Park industrial development, which is currently under construction and is due to be completed later this year.
Thanks to a matched donation by the development’s contractor, Harmonix Construction, a total of £2,000 will boost the level of support Runnymede Foodbank can offer to those in need.
Commenting on the donation, Angela Miller from Runnymede Foodbank, said: “Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have seen a huge increase in people in the area requiring emergency parcels from the foodbank.”
“Generous donations like the one from Chancerygate and Harmonix Construction mean we are able to sustain the increased demand for food and basic essentials that local people in crisis require.”
At the beginning of the pandemic, Runnymede Foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust nationwide network of foodbanks, acquired an 11,000 sq ft warehouse, in order to meet the growing needs of local families and launch a same day delivery service. Since the launch of this delivery service on March 28, Runnymede Foodbank has delivered food packs to more than 2,000 adults and children in the borough.
Chancerygate’s project manager, Matt Storr, said: “Angela and the team of volunteers at Runnymede Foodbank have worked incredibly hard over the last few months to meet the growing demands of people in the borough.
“We are proud to have worked alongside Harmonix Construction to support them and hope with our donation the volunteers can continue to deliver the essential services that people require.”