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Simplyhealth fundraise for community food pantry

Simplyhealth have fundraised and donated food to a local food pantry which is part of Romsey Community Services (RCS), to support local families in need.

The IT team at Simplyhealth put together an internal collection to raise a total of £380 to spend on food to donate to the food pantry. This money purchased every day essentials and perishables such as milk, cheese, butter and bread, and also freezer goods including pizza, fish fingers and more.

Part of RCS, the community food pantry is open to anyone who is struggling in the local area. Each person can shop once a week at the pantry and select items from the tinned and dry goods, and fresh and frozen foods, worth up to a minimum of £15. A team of volunteers are at the pantry during the week to receive food donations.

Simplyhealth will be match funding, bringing the total raised to £760 which will further support the food pantry in the coming weeks.

Charlotte Bickell

Charlotte Bickell, Technology Engineer at Simplyhealth said, “Simplyhealth recently donated 200 chromebooks to Romsey Community Services. When I was there dropping off the equipment, they explained the work they do to support Andover residents.

“No one should go hungry, especially in difficult times like these. By fundraising, we’ve been able to help several families with everyday staples such as milk, butter, bread and freezer goods – items some of us take for granted. I’m so proud to work in a caring team and company that has been able to support some of the most vulnerable families in the area.”