A van load of donations has been delivered to Medway Foodbank, courtesy of the people working on the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project.
The donations – which included food, toiletries and household goods – were collected by the organisations involved in the major refurbishment of Rochester’s bridges, led by Lead Contractor FM Conway.
Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk (Chief Executive) at the Rochester Bridge Trust, explained: “We are working hard to minimise any negative impact of our refurbishment works on the community, and it’s good to make a positive impact too.
“This donation was organised and delivered by FM Conway and we were pleased to be able to mobilise our staff and other contractors to give generously.”
A selection of long life foods and other necessities was collected, including tinned meals, puddings, nappies and cleaning products.
Matt Smith, Structures Director at FM Conway, added: “We collected donations at our head office and at the site office for the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project, before adding in the Trust’s goods and delivering the lot to Medway Foodbank. Winter can be a particularly difficult time of year for those in need and so we hope our offering will help to make a difference.”
Medway Foodbank, which is part of the nationwide Trussell Trust network, relies on donations to help it provide three days’ emergency food to those in need. Among the items on the foodbank’s wish list are: tinned fruit and vegetables, tinned meat or pies, pasta sauces, tinned or packet meals, small deodorants, washing powder and shampoo. See https://medway.foodbank.org.uk/ for the latest shopping list.
For more information about the Rochester Bridge Refurbishment Project see www.rbt.org.uk/refurbishment.