Exciting news, the Bruton Food Drop is about to become the Bruton Food Drop In.
For the last twelve months Bruton Food Drop have been operating the Food Drop service to local residents in need of food due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The Bruton Food Drop is a separate initiative to the Friday Larder which is currently running from the Bruton Unionist Hall.
Bruton Food Drop started this scheme operating out of the Bruton Unionist Hall every Sunday until the first lockdown ended. They have continued to provide the service, but had to change the operations due to volunteers returning to work and the Hall being open for business again.
With the changed model and thanks to Aiden and Julia at Church Bridge Stores, they were able to continue the weekly deliveries. Bruton Food Drop have only been able to do this through the generous donations that the community have given and also the support of the volunteers that buy, sort and deliver each week.
On Tuesday 23rd at the February Full Town Council meeting, it was agreed to support Bruton Food Drop move this project forward into the next phase. This is to have a purpose fitted and designated building from which to operate, for want of a better name, a food bank. Ideally this will bring together the Friday Larder and the Bruton Food Drop into one location as businesses reopen and need their premises back.
The Bruton Food Drop needs to close the account at Church Bridge Stores in order to pay the current bill and to identify and allocate cleared funds to focus and achieve the next phase and exciting way forward. Therefore Bruton Food Drop will no longer be offering a weekly delivery.
Thank you for your patience and all being well, there will have a really fantastic project up and running in the next couple of months.