Pizzas for the needy

August 27 2020

KINGSWOOD Co-op manager Lee Brankin knew just what to do when he received a larger than expected delivery of pizzas.

Lee Brankin and Jamie Crowley at Caring in Bristol

Lee Brankin and Jamie Crowley at Caring in Bristol

Lee rallied a couple of colleagues and was able to hand over 150 pizzas to the Caring in Bristol charity for distribution to homeless people.

Lee, who runs the store in Two Mile Hill, also threw in three marrows from his allotment.

He said he was delighted to be able to support the charity’s Cheers Drive project, which has been providing food during the coronavirus pandemic.

"We heard about this good cause through our charity partner Julian Trust. 

"We were really pleased to know the pizzas would be used as part of a packed lunch, which gets handed out with the hot food on an evening,” he said.

Caring in Bristol, formerly known as Caring at Christmas, was formed in 1987 by members of the Julian Trust. It has continued to grow and expand its work and services.

Kathryn Manners, project coordinator at Caring in Bristol, said: "We're grateful for the donation as we're always looking for support from local businesses for our vital work in Bristol, and for volunteers to help us continue our work.

"The donated pizzas were cooked, and went out in the food packs to around 200 people who are being support by our Cheers Drive project.”