|A Big Thank You at Christmas from FEED|
We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the people of East Durham this Christmas to our FEED project. FEED offers support to people in a wide range of circumstances from people recently made redundant to those who have had their benefits sanctioned and those dealing with issues around homeslessness, domestic violence, disability and so much more. This year we have had more donations than ever before and it's this generosity that allows the project to continue to offer support to the people of East Durham. From cash donations to brand new bikes, from hampers full of food to gift sets for those who won't get any, East Durham has proven just how willing it is to give to those in need.
Donations have come from a wider range of places including Aykley Head Police Station, Acre Rigg Infants School, Healthworks Easington, Dene Community School, Our Lady of the Star of the Sea Primary School, Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School, Horden and Shotton Children's Centres, PCC Ron Hogg, NCS College, St Mary's Primary School, Peter Lee Memorial Methodist Church, East Durham Homes and so many more.
One of our biggest donations came from the Academy at Shotton Hall who arrived with a minibus full of food donations and a cheque for over £300 for our FEED project. Not only that but the students also helped to bring all of that food in which was greatly appreciated by our volunteers who have been working tirelessly over the last few weeks to ensure people get the food and support they need. For more information check out this article on the Sunderland Echo about the students donations.
With FEED now including additional support for those affected by Domestic Violence the project is busier than ever and every day food parcels go out to those who need them. It would be impossible to list everyone here who has contributed here but East Durham Trust and the FEED project would like to thank you all for everything you have done. Your continued support is what keeps the FEED project going.
For more information about the FEED project click here.