Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation has partnered up with services and energy specialist ENGIE to aid the deployment of meals throughout the Big Feed.
Starting on 22nd February, the Foundation has been working with numerous community hubs situated across the district to support elderly and vulnerable residents who have struggled to get out and has been driven through the District’s Resident Recovery Board as part of the response to the Covid pandemic.
On the lookout for volunteers to make drops to both doorsteps and hubs, ENGIE, has shown huge support towards the project, donating the time of its staff three days a week for the duration of the event. ENGIE works within the district as part of a 10-year property and facilities management partnership contract with Wakefield Council.
Andrew Strickland, Interim Partnership Director at ENGIE, said. “At ENGIE, we’ve committed ourselves to invest in, support and improve local communities and this project is an excellent way of giving back to those most in need.
“We’re really proud to be supporting the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation in this initiative and I hope it makes a real difference to those struggling in this difficult time.”
With the continued support of Wakefield Council, the Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation will continue to support the elderly and vulnerable of our community with freshly-cooked meals for the next eight weeks.
Cllr Michael Graham, Cabinet Member for Resources at Wakefield Council, followed. “During these challenging times, we are proud to be working with partners who share our values and commitment to making a difference in the lives of the district’s residents.
“This initiative reflects the fantastic spirit that we have in our district where people are working together to show their support for individuals and communities.”
If you, or someone you know, is over 65 and would like to place an order, please contact our Big Feed hotline on 01924 211 611 (option 6).
We would also like to thank ENGIE for the continued support, head to www.engie.co.uk for more information about the services they offer.