Food donation helps thousands of hospital staff

Bare fruit bowls and empty salad drawers should be a thing of the past for many healthcare workers thanks to a special, six-tonne food parcel!

An articulated lorry load of fresh fruit and vegetables was delivered for staff at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust this week as a gesture of thanks during the current coronavirus outbreak.

The delivery of the produce, which ranged from mushrooms to pineapples, was organised by the Tigers Trust and His Church, and was shared between the trust’s two hospital sites; Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital in Cottingham.

The Tigers Trust is a community group, based at the KCOM Stadium who look to engage and improve communities through sport, active participation and education. His Church Charity specialises in providing secure, ethical and sustainable charitable solutions for residual stock, including food, clothing, toys and supplies.

Simon Nearney, Director of Workforce for Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust said:

“We are completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity shown to us by the Tigers Trust and His Church.

“Our staff are working extremely hard at the moment, and it isn’t always easy for them to get out to the shops or to source the fresh food they need to keep themselves and their families going. Receiving donations of this kind shows them that their work really is appreciated.

“So many staff have benefited from this thoughtful gesture, and we would like to thank both organisations for thinking of us during this difficult time.”