Earlier this year, Dave Senior, from TEPS in Hull, nominated a project in Hull called ‘You are not alone boxes’ to receive a £1,000 championing grant. ‘You are not alone boxes’ is a project set up by a local shop owner, Troy Eyaad, to get food parcels to the elderly, vulnerable and those isolating
Employees at the TEPS warehouse in Hull often donate food to local food banks and Dave was happy to contribute any available food products. Not only did Dave deliver the donated food, but he also helped deliver the complete boxes to the people who needed them. Since the project began, over 7,000 boxes have been delivered with the help of volunteers, and they’re still going.
The hard work of Troy and his team of volunteers to get food parcels to the elderly, vulnerable and those isolating even earned Troy a Yorkshire-wide Pride of Britain award.
This isn’t the only good cause Dave supports. He’s also a regular volunteer at a local food bank at St John’s Church in Bransholme. Last year, Dave championed the food bank to receive £1,000 at a time when the food bank was struggling to cope with demand.
“I wanted to say thank you from all of us at St John’s. This year has been hard on a lot of foodbanks as the need for them has unfortunately exploded due to the pandemic circumstances. We were worried we may have to cut back and this is a huge weight off our shoulders.”
Well done Dave for the amazing work in your community!