- Volunteers from the sporting clubs and their associated charities have distributed 10,000 meals
- Sports Bar used by Feed The Homeless Bristol whose food packages supporting over 300 people
- Bristol Food Union operating in South Stand, providing 1000 food parcels for vulnerable young adults
FareShareSW charity storing more than 66 tonnes of food at the stadium
“Bringing together our sporting charities alongside the facilities (both storage and kitchens) at Ashton Gate we worked fast to grow a large and efficient operation to ensure thousands of meals could get to those who need it most in our community.
“We’ve grown from preparing and delivering 300 meals per week to more than 2,500 and there’s still more to come. It’s been possible because of the insight and knowledge that our sporting charities have of their local community. Working with schools, teachers, coaches, Avon and Somerset Police and the council, we’ve identified those children and families most in need.”
The relief has been made possible through food donations from Ashton Gate and FareShareSW, the great work of our foundations and help from volunteers.
Our aim is to create a legacy project that is widespread and most importantly, long-lasting. The critical need for food is not one that will go away with the current crisis.
“Our stadium sits in the heart of the Bristol community and we wanted to be able to reach out and help.”
New Bristol Sport Covid-19 Relief Fund
Sanderson Recruitment, who have been long-term partners of the sporting group and the Masonic Province Of Bristol have jointly kicked off the launch of the Covid-19 fund with substantial donations.
Masonic Provincial Grand Master Jonathan Davis said: “The Masons are delighted to support the continuing work being done by the sporting group in assisting families in Bristol who are suffering the effects of the Coronavirus more than most.
“Following the national initiative by the United Grand Lodge of England to support communities during the crisis, the Province of Bristol successfully applied for a grant from the Masonic Charitable Foundation of £9,500 to help the groups sporting charities to deliver meals to families in need. “
Any organisations or individuals interested in contributing to the effort can do so by contacting: Peter.Smith@ashtongate.co.uk.