This has been set up by the Derby City Council backed Derby Covid Community Response Hub and is an emergency provision where existing local options are not available. The contact details for anyone needing support are:
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org or
RING : 01332 640000
Can you donate food?
The people of Derby are being very generous with food donations to such an extent that there needs to be some co-ordination of these many food gifts.
Derby County has offered, in conjunction with the Council supported Food Forum Network, and Derby County Community Trust to provide regular drop off points at Pride Park stadium.
The organisers anticipate that people will be able to tie in a visit to the stadium along with their food shopping, commute to work or existing essential travel and not to make a special trip and so avoid breaking government guidelines.
The food drop-off point, which will be located in the West Stand Car Park, was launched on Thursday 16th April and donations can now be accepted between 10am-2pm on every Monday and Thursday for the foreseeable future, staffed by volunteers from the Club and Community Trust.
All these donations will be forwarded to the Derby Covid Community Response Hub who will ensure that it is distributed to those most in need of help in the City.
Want to help but are unable to get to Pride Park?
Any individuals that are unable to physically visit the food drop-off point but wish to make a financial contribution are advised to contact Paul Brookhouse, who is the Project Co-ordinator for the Derby Food Forum Network Covid Co-ordination, on email@example.com
What donations are required?
Basically, only tinned and dry produce – no perishables.
The items the Derby Food Forum network have specifically requested:
TINNED SOUP – Traditional flavours such as Tomato, Vegetable, Chicken & Mushroom etc
SPAGHETTI – Other tinned pasta EG Ravioli/Macaroni Cheese
PASTA SAUCE – Ideally Tomato
HOT MEAT – Tins of meat EG Stewing Steak, Meatballs, Curry etc
COLD MEAT – Tins of cooked meat EG Ham, Corned Beef etc
FISH – Tinned EG Tuna
VEGETABLES – Tins of sweetcorn, carrots, peas, potatoes, kidney beans/pulses
DESSERTS – Creamed rice, steamed puddings, tinned fruit
NOODLES – Packet flavoured noodles
PASTA – Dried pasta 500g-1kg packs
RICE -500g-1kg size packs
PRESERVES -Jam, Marmalade, Honey, Chocolate Spread, Peanut Butter
CEREALS – Ideally Weetabix or variety packs due to size
MILK – Cartons – 500ml & 1ltr UHT
There could be concerns as to where all of the food goes but the Council backed Derby Covid Community Response Hub along with the principal voluntary sector Charity in the City, Community Action Derby, Derby Food Forum Network, Derby County, and the Community Trust will be ensuring that it is only given to those struggling during these difficult times.