SciQuip, a leading laboratory equipment supplier, has recently donated £500 worth of food and household supplies to The Trussell Trust Foodbank in Whitchurch. The donation was made in response to the ongoing demand for foodbank services, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Trussell Trust Foodbank provides emergency food and support to people in crisis across North Shropshire, Cheshire, and Wales. The Foodbank was started 10 years ago with the support of the Trussell Trust and Churches Together in Whitchurch. Since then, it has grown to cover a significant area, providing vital support to those in need.

The donation made by SciQuip was much appreciated by The Trussell Trust Foodbank. The Manager of the Foodbank, Alan Scutt, expressed his gratitude, saying, "WE ARE SO GRATEFUL for this wonderful support BLESS YOU !!". The donation comprised of 11 very large boxes, weighing a total of 268 kgs.

The demand for foodbank services has increased significantly since the start of the pandemic, and The Trussell Trust Foodbank has been helping more people than ever before. New people are being referred to the foodbank every week, often not knowing where to turn in times of crisis. The Foodbank also provides support to families from the Ukraine who are living in the area.

The donation made by SciQuip and other local communities has been instrumental in supporting the work of The Trussell Trust Foodbank. As Alan Scutt explains, "we could not do all we are doing if it was not for the wonderful generosity shown to us by all our local communities - their support is amazing (including, of course, your wonderful contribution!!)".

The Trussell Trust Foodbank also received a heartfelt message from a young mother, who said, "My son and I called into Food Bank for the first time today, and I have no other words than "THANK YOU". After weeks of feeding the kids, and then eating their leftovers, we will have a proper meal tonight. I'm not ashamed to say I cried with relief all the way home! Thank you so much for all you do, and for making us feel so welcomed!"

SciQuip is proud to support the work of The Trussell Trust Foodbank and looks forward to continuing to support the local community in the future.