Wiltshire Council welcomes eggs-cellent donation for vulnerable residents
A very generous donation of eggs was made from Stonegate Farmers Ltd of Lacock, for vulnerable residents during half-term.
Wiltshire Council has supported a generous donation of 2,000 eggs from Stonegate Farmers Ltd of Lacock, towards vulnerable residents across the county.
Stonegate donated 1,000 eggs per week for a two week period over half term, making deliveries to 10 local food banks.
Cllr Philip Whitehead, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said:
Stonegate contacted us with a very generous offer to donate 2,000 eggs towards our free school meal initiative. Wiltshire Council provided financial help to families eligible for free school meals over half term, and we were pleased to recommend the donation of eggs be made to vulnerable people via food banks across Wiltshire.
Hilary McFall of Melksham Food Bank presented a certificate of thanks to Stonegate:
Thank you so much for the eggs delivered today. Our clients could not believe we were giving them eggs, they were delighted. One man said he could not remember when he last had an egg and was going to cook some for his tea!
Avril Clarke of Bradford on Avon Food Bank was another grateful recipient:
I just wanted to thank you for the amazing donation of the eggs. We will do our best to get them to schools and others who can usefully use them. We very much appreciate your generosity.
Mr Adrian Gott, owner and CEO of Stonegate added:
We know and understand how difficult it has been for everyone this year. It's only a small gesture, but we just wanted to support our local community and reassure them that we are always here to assist when we can.