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St Marks Hall Food Bank in Rochford has been distributing food parcels to 120 Rochford families through the pandemic, thanks to people like the Rochford Rotary Club, with funding, and the Co-op, Fairshare and Waitrose, with food donations and assistance.
The recipients are from a cross section of society and only take advantage of the scheme because of severe hardship. The distribution is very selective and gratefully received.
Since starting the scheme, over 20 tonnes of landfill has been saved and over 38000 kg of CO2 emission has been saved via Waitrose alone.
Rochford Rotary Club president, Peter Mannering said “The club was delighted to provide financial support in the very difficult circumstances faced by so many families in our area.”