Following the successful launch of its first Darlington project, The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is teaming up with Darlington Borough Council to provide the town's COVID-Crisis Response with deliveries of fresh food to households across the town.
Pairing TBBT's expertise in redistributing food surplus with staff from across the council and local services this new door-to-door delivery service will offer a vital lifeline to more than 200 families and households in Darlington from Tuesday 7th April.
Mark Game, CEO The Bread and Butter Thing explains: "Every day TBBT takes food surplus from supermarkets, manufacturers and distributors and bags up it up for our 8000+ members across Greater Manchester, Darlington and beyond. Normally we distribute through community hubs like Corporation Road Community Primary School - and this work continues - but we are now expanding to provide a door to door service for Darlington's most vulnerable who are self-isolating at home and unable to get out to get food safely."
Councillor Jonathan Dulston, cabinet member for stronger communities at Darlington Borough Council, said: "There is a tremendous amount of work being done across Darlington to make sure the most vulnerable people in our community don’t go without, whether that’s through the council or community initiatives. I’m incredibly proud of the way the town has pulled together in these difficult times.
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to team up with The Bread and Butter Thing to add another way of reaching out to those in need, with the added benefit of making sure surplus food doesn’t go to waste.
“I’d encourage anyone who is on their own and struggling to access fresh food supplies to call 01325 405000 – we’re here to help.”
Starting on Tuesday 7th April, individuals and households will be able to contact the council to notify them of the need for assistance.