Sheffield City Trust has donated £4,000 to Voluntary Action Sheffield (VAS), to support them to maintain foodbanks and community organisations across the city.

In a time of economic uncertainty, food banks are becoming increasingly important. Recognising this Sheffield City Trust, the Health and Wellbeing Charity, donated £4,000 to VAS who will use this money to purchase and distribute food and supplies across the city.

Maddy Desforges, Chief Executive at VAS, said: “This generous donation from Sheffield City Trust will purchase food and urgent supplies for families living in the most in need areas of Sheffield and help us to make sure foodbanks and community organisations stay available to those who need them.”

Many families in Sheffield rely on food banks, with the current situation making these resources even more essential despite the challenges presented by the Coronavirus outbreak.

Speaking on behalf of Sheffield City Trust Rob Womack, Health, Wellbeing & Partnerships Manager, said: “As a not-for-profit organisation, all of our funds are reinvested back into the city to support Sheffielders.

“Now more than ever, people need to come together and do what they can to make a difference. We are delighted to be able to assist VAS; we understand what a difference we all can make at this difficult time.  If you have any spare items that you’ve stockpiled, I’d urge you to give what you can to help those in need.”

To find out how you can support local organisations’ response to the Coronavirus outbreak, visit the VAS website at www.vas.org.uk/covid19/

Contact details for SCT, James Ballantyne james.ballantyne@siv.org.uk.