Over 2000 children are trapped in poverty across Rushcliffe according to the No Child Left Behind Campaign. Sewa Day wants to support children and families in Rushcliffe and help alleviate food poverty. There were many challenges in finding a suitable venue to host the foodbank but a local Football club came forward.
West Bridgford Colts are supporting the charity and also allowing their premises to be used as storage space for food and supplies. Peter Stansbury is chair of trustees at West Bridgford Colts. He says, “We are absolutely delighted to help Sewa Day Nottingham with the fantastic work they do to support those in need. As a Club we are proud of the work we do in our community and when Hetvi approached us to ask for our support we were only too happy to help.”
Kelly Uveges community champion at Morrisons Gamston is excited to be supporting Sewa Day Nottingham in their endeavours. She says “A foodbank in Rushcliffe has never happened before and we look forward to supporting the local community”.
Simone Connolly, Director of FareShare Midlands says “We are grateful to have Sewa Days be part of our network of 500+ Community Food Members working across the Midlands, and specifically Nottingham to support families and individual living in food poverty. Together, we are able to take quality surplus food that would otherwise go to waste and put it to great use. The Sewa Days team have been doing an exceptional job on the ground, from creating food parcels to cooking a variety of cooked meals out of their FareShare food deliveries. We are always amazed by their work.”
Sewa Day appeals to the Rushcliffe community for any donations and for volunteers. If you live or work in Rushcliffe and either want support for yourself or for the people you support, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or at www.facebook.com/sewadaynotts or call on 07581422396. Alternatively you can self refer by using this link below – tiny.cc/rushcliffefb