Over the last few weeks leading to Christmas, staff at Severn Trent Water Coventry’s Headquarters have been collecting food to help Coventry residents struggling with rising costs.
Severn Trent handed over the generous donation to Coventry Food Network to distribute across Coventry during the festive season.
Dianne Williams, Trustee of Coventry Food Network, said: “Huge thanks to Severn Trent staff. Donations at this time of year make a real difference.”
Kim Clark from Severn Trent said, “We’re delighted to be able to support Coventry Food Network once again. They are providing a vital service, supporting people across Coventry and we’re happy to play our part. Coventry is our home and thousands of our employees live here, so it’s great that we’ve been able to support our customers this Christmas.”
Coventry Food Network, comprising 15 social supermarkets across Coventry, was created to support citizens during Covid-19 and, as costs of living have risen, provides reduced cost food parcels and support to more people than ever.
Cllr David Welsh, Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, said: “I would like to thank Severn Trent and their employees for this donation. Without partner organisations, charities, community organisations and the hundreds of volunteers who support those in need we would be struggling to provide the support we do.”
“Businesses are making a real difference by this kind of donation.”
If you or someone you know would like to offer support to help people most in need in Coventry, you can get in touch with the Council’s Resilience Team at firstname.lastname@example.org