Neuways has partnered with the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance to help support the city’s community over the festive season.

The Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance is based in Derby City Centre, at the Morledge, and are ensuring that the city’s less fortunate are supported over the winter months.

Neuways staff and directors have contributed towards the donation, which consists of essential hygiene products to food parcels, children’s toys and clothing, as well as warm winter items and advent calendars.

Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance’s Coordinator, Paul Brookhouse, said: “Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance was established during the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing together food banks and other key food-based projects to offer unified support to ensure no one went hungry.

“Most importantly, this put the focus on supporting people holistically while addressing the root cause of their needs that have led to deprivation and food insecurity – no matter where they live in the city of Derby and no matter what their circumstances.

“As well as food, we recognise the need for other household items including cleaning and hygiene products, warm clothing in winter and, as we approach Christmas, toys, advent calendars – and of course chocolate!

“Without the generous and vital contributions of the general public and businesses like Neuways, it would be impossible to meet the needs of those in the city and we massively appreciate the support offered.”

Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance supports people in Derby experiencing food poverty. They provide food provision, as well as education and advice to those who are most in need. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has led to many throughout the city of Derby being affected.

Julia CartyJulia Carty, Head of Business Support and Accounts at Neuways, said of the donation: “Many of us are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to make the hardest time of the year a bit easier, so we have chosen to support a local charity that do so much for those in need within Derby.

“The hard work and efforts of the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance in putting a smile back on the face of the those in need is incredible – as well as ensuring that people have access to basic hygiene essentials and food in their hour of need.

“We are very proud of all of the staff at Neuways for supporting such a strong cause at this difficult time and helping to deliver our donation to the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance. It is hoped that this donation can help improve the current situations of people experiencing hardships across Derby throughout the festive season and beyond.”

Discover more about the Derby Food 4 Thought Alliance, including details of the support they provide to those who need it, and how you can help support their activity.