With the easing of lockdown, the delivery of family food parcels as part of the Covid-19 Rotary Response Project has now ended.
The last drop was completed at the end of April and project co-ordinator Lisa Hunter from Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club has shared an update on the initiative, which was supported by all of the town’s Rotary clubs.
The project ran for 42 weeks, supporting a total of 25 vulnerable families during the three periods of lockdown. Volunteers delivered 1,050 food parcels and the total cost of the project was £14,550.
Lisa said: “I’m sure you’ll join me in thanking the delivery team consisting of members from Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club - Costa, Nisha,
Harrie, Paul, Neil G, Lexie, Neil T, Matt and Cat, along with support from Tom in Maidenhead Rotaract.”
The project has also received great feedback from the families it supported.
One mum said: “Your amazing volunteers have really, really helped me and my family through some difficult times. The volunteers are so friendly. I really loved to see them and have our chats, I will miss seeing them. A huge thank you from me and my family. I’ll forever be grateful. You’re all heroes.”
The Rotary Club of Maidenhead contributed £4,500 to the project - £1,500 from its own funds and £1,500 each from grants received from The Prince Philip Trust and Rotary District.
Club president-elect Martin Trepte said: “We were delighted to support this amazing project spearheaded by the Maidenhead Bridge Club. The incredible efforts of the volunteers made an enormous difference to vulnerable families and shows just how important Rotary is, particularly at a time of crisis.”