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.”