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Handover of Community Vehicle to Stroud District Foodbank



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Handover of Community Vehicle to Stroud District Foodbank

On the 11 March our Community Vehicle students from Chipping Sodbury School handed over a Ford Connect van to Stroud District FoodbankThe van was donated to the Wheels Project by Avon & Somerset Constabulary.  The students had previously visited the Foodbank Centre on 11 February to gain an insight into where the food comes from, is sorted and distributed.  The van will be used to help move the various items the Foodbank needs to transport around the District.  With over 5000 people supported last hear and over 50 tones transported around, the van is much needed.

Will Mansell, Project manager said, "This van is a real blessing.  We were pleasantly surprised when we got the call telling us we were going to receive it!  We will be able to take some real strain off our current volunteers who have to resort to using their own vehicle to help us and will now be able to use this one.  Not only that, but we will be able to be far more efficient in the way we work, meaning it will be cheaper and more effective".

The 8 students from Chipping Sodbury School have spent the year learning how to service the vehicles and learning about road safety.  The programme was sponsored by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund.

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