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BAME Mental Health Support -BMHS is supporting the community thanks to National Lottery funding

Thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund Wales for helping our community with transport support making it easier for us to optimise our partnership with FareShare Wales in the daily collection and distribution of Surplus foods from Tesco to vulnerable community members.

“We partnered with Fare share, the leading charity that help to tackle food waste and ensure supply of food to those in need. FareShare is the UK’s national network of charitable food redistributors. We usually take good quality surplus food from right across the food industry and get it to individuals and families struggling financially to feed themselves. We call food that is not going to be sold, but which is still edible, surplus food-Food becomes surplus for simple reasons such as over-production, labelling errors or short shelf-life.

We were struggling to cope with the demand for food and also the capacity to receive supply from the many donations by Tesco due to the sheer volume of food that need to be picked up and delivered weekly.

Thanks to The National Lottery Community Fund Wales, we are now better equipped to provide support to the vulnerable members of our community who depend on these supplies as we recover from the pandemic in Wales.

Our socio-economic impact also confirms that by collecting food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to good causes, we are contributing to the UK economy every week, Thanks to National Lottery Community Fund Wales” Alfred Oyekoya

The Community Transport Service Project will also help vulnerable community members to access other essential services including attending Vaccination appointments.

A huge thank you to everyone who plays the National Lottery for raising this money for good causes like ours.

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