Community Care Package team issue fresh appeal for donationsPosted on: 12 May 2021
Organisers are working to establish the project as a sustainable ongoing service in 2021.
A team of Bristol-based volunteers behind the Community Care Package project have issued a fresh appeal for public donations, outlining plans to develop the scheme into a full-fledged service as pandemic restrictions begin to ease.
Launched in response to the coronavirus crisis, Community Care Package has so far delivered more than 30,000 free fruit and veg boxes to people in need across Bristol.
The team have said, however, that they're running out of money needed to continue providing their service, and have asked for support from the public.
A collaborative effort to support vulnerable people through the pandemic, Community Care Package is made up of teams from The Plough Inn, The Pipe & Slippers, The Star & Garter, Easton Cowboys & Cowgirls Sports Club and a selection of community groups.
Despite their successful fundraising so far, and with demand continuing to rise, the team have appealed to the Bristol public to consider donating to the project and help keep it running.
A video posted on Facebook by The Plough stresses that Community Care Package is not a charity, rather a community group working in solidarity with their neighbours to provide fresh food and ingredients to a growing number of people facing hardship.
To date, volunteers across Bristol have packed and delivered well over 500,000 pieces of fruit and veg, averaging roughly 600 boxes per week since the service was launched.
A donation of just £10 could pay for the delivery of two boxes of fruit and veg, which cost around £4 each.
Those that can afford to do so are also encouraged to set up a monthly standing order payment via the Comunity Care Package Fundsurfer page, supporting the project through the coming weeks and potentially further down the line.
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