Bulk Food Collection
During the Covid-19 pandemic, The Active Wellbeing Society have been supporting community organisations and food outreach organisations with bulk food orders.
Through the citywide Donated Food Theme Group, the city secured a weekly additional delivery of ‘donated and paid for food’. This was to ensure a secure supply of food is available for the food banks and food outreach organisations in the city, as well as to go out in additional food parcels.
Birmingham City Council had purchased over 20 tonnes food per week to come to Birmingham. The Active Wellbeing Society, The Real Junk Food Project, and Fareshare were all working together and helped establish a new distribution centre in the city.
Organisations that distribute food to deprived individuals and communities were able to order bulk food collections from us. These were available to either collect as bulk food packages or ready made food bags.
We know our services have been a lifeline and we have tried to keep it running for as long as possible. However, due to funding coming to an end we will be unable to deliver these services.
The Active Wellbeing Society are deeply sorry to anyone affected and will still do our best to try and help you if you are in need.
We are also grateful to our strategic partners, volunteers and all the community organisations and groups who supported #BrumTogether over the last 4 months.
We are now operating a reduced service and can still offer support in a number of ways. You can find out more at www.theaws.co.uk/relief
Our impact as of 26th July 2020
Bulk Food Orders to other organisations
Hours Phone Support
Food Distribution Partners
We are working with a network of voluntary organisations to those in need (either cooked meals or ingredients packages).
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