Over 70 years of history is rooted within Stancold as a business, where Bristol, in the heart of the South West, is where we’ve always called home. As a business, we are very much aware of our responsibilities to the local community, as well as the broader need to support charitable causes that are further afield. We always actively support our team members to be able to give their time to such initiatives, in the knowledge that we are making a small difference to people’s lives.
Since moving into our current Head Office on the outskirts of Bristol in Avonmouth around 20 years ago, having community and charitable help as core values have enabled us to sponsor local sports teams, support vital fundraising events and donate time to causes that need it most within the area.
Before Christmas, our volunteers formed a small part of a larger team at Avonmouth Food Bank, responsible for ensuring all festive hampers and accompanying essentials were safely received by clients and distribution agencies during the allocated pick-up hours. This involved managing traffic in the car park, transporting items to pick-up points around the building and loading into vehicles, while still maintaining COVID safety precautions and social distancing measures throughout.
One of over 300 centres operated by The Trussell Trust nationwide, Bristol North West Food Bank’s depot in Avonmouth continually works hard to provide emergency food supplies to those that are facing times of crisis. This has become more apparent than ever in 2020, as the ongoing effects of the pandemic have tragically seen more and more households rely on such causes. The Trussell Trust’s Coronavirus Response Impact Report details exactly what they’ve been doing during these unprecedented times.
If you’d like to find out more about The Trussell Trust, or how you can support your local food bank branch, head to their website here.