Updated: Mar 26, 2021
Go Carz, Shropshire and the West Midlands' biggest private hire taxi operator, has made a cash donation to a local food bank after they were the victim of an overnight burglary.
Food Share Project is an independent food bank, discount supermarket and food sharing facility in Telford, supplying free food to those who are experiencing food poverty in the local area.
In the early hours of Monday morning an unknown person broke into all of the Food Share Project’s vehicles containing food donations, tools and other goods, including founder Lea Beven’s personal vehicle, along with the charity’s freezer container.
They stole an estimated £800's worth of food that should have been given to the vulnerable, along with personal items of the volunteers.
Go Carz wanted to help the community group by making a donation to replace some of the stolen items and help the charity continue its invaluable service.
Graham Hoof, Regional Director of Go Carz, said: “What happened was an appalling act that targeted a business that only does good for the community. We don’t want Food Share Project to suffer more than they already have, and hope that our donation helps them get back on their feet.”
Lea Beven, Founder of Food Share Project, said: “We’re devastated. It’s hard to accept that someone would stoop so low to steal from us, especially when COVID has already brought added pressure to our organisation. We are now working around the clock to repair the damage and replenish the food and goods supply.
“The donation from Go Carz is wonderful and shows how the community of Telford can come together to help in an hour of need.”