Date: Thursday 22 April 2021
As part of our ongoing commitment to working in partnership with local communities, we have responded to East Renfrewshire Council’s Community Benefits programme to help Dunterlie Food Share with its request for funding to pay for two catering trollies.
Dunterlie Food Share is a community-led project run by volunteers which aims to cut down on food waste by redistributing surplus food. It needs to raise a minimum of £5,000 to provide this valuable service to pay its annual membership to FareShare for 51 weeks per year, and it receives surplus supermarket food which is distributed to the local community in Barrhead.
Following a six-week project in 2019, the project has gone from strength to strength with 2,205 bags of free food now distributed on a weekly basis from their base at Dunterlie Resource Centre.
Rena McGuire, Volunteer Coordinator and said: “With the COVID-19 Pandemic impacting on everyday life, we have been overwhelmed by the number of people who need our support and use our free service. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Taylor Wimpey for their generous donation during these unprecedented times, which has allowed us to buy two catering food trollies which makes our life so much easier. We have many deliveries to sort and redistribute and these trollies make such a difference when we are moving heavy and awkward items. “
Audrey Ross, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey West Scotland said: “Being able to work with local groups and charities is important to us - even more so in these challenging times and we are really delighted to have made this local donation to the Dunterlie Food Share project. The trollies will make life easier for the volunteers as they continue their valuable efforts to redistribute free bags of food to people in the local community who need their support.”