Dartmouth Community Chest has delivered thousands of meals to those in need over the last 12 months

SA Updated
Dartmouth Community Chest has delivered thousands of meals to those in need in the last 12 months

Blog Tags

Dartmouth Community Chest has delivered more than 14,000 meals to those in need since the lockdown started last year. 

Dawn Shepherd, Dartmouth Community Chest, looked back over the strangest of years as the organisation moves from the Townstal Community Hall to the Ivy Lane Centre and the community hall starts preparing to welcome groups back after lockdown.  

Dawn said: “In the last year working with the TQ6 partnership, our amazing volunteers have cooked and delivered a staggering 14,286 meals and delivered 7,745 food parcels. 203 toy parcels went out at Christmas and we delivered 67 Christmas meals.

“We have given thousands of pounds of fuel top ups, and hundreds of prescriptions have been collected and delivered. Emergency furniture and white goods have been delivered, and uniform swapped.

“Our volunteers have carried out thousands of shopping trips and surplus food collections and made thousands of phone calls to support our community. During the school holidays we provided hundreds of packed lunches and helped families access support and advice.

“We did this and much more because we stood together as a community and refused to leave anyone alone or without. 

“As we move on to the next place and life starts to get back to normal, we should always remember that during this difficult time we were stronger together.”

She added: “If you need anything or know anyone struggling, please get in touch.”

If you would like to contact Dartmouth Community Chest or need their support, the best way is to call or text 07496 349234. 

Image: Dartmouth Community Chest volunteers, credit Dartmouth Food Bank

User comments

There are no user comments for this listing.
Comments

You might also be interested in

Crash in Kingsbridge closes road
Category: General News
Police and ambulance were on scene this afternoon after a two-vehicle crash near Morrisons in Kingsbridge. 
New "expectations" and "interventions" introduced at KCC have split opinion
Category: General News
Policies recently introduced at Kingsbridge Community College to improve standards have split the opinion of parents.
Fire crew called away from fete to battle barn blaze
Category: General News
Salcombe Fire Crew was called away from a school fete to battle a barn blaze. 
Stoke Fleming road is now open
Category: General News
The road through Stoke Fleming is now open after exactly a month of diversions. 
Coroner releases cause of death for David 'Mad Dog' Crawford
Category: General News
Plymouth Coroner's office has released a statement about the cause of death for David Crawford, who died on the A38 in May. ...
Salcombe Regatta announces this year's royalty
Category: General News
Salcombe Town Regatta has released the official photos of the Regatta Royalty 2022.