We are delighted to share that we have donated £10,000 to Devon and Cornwall Food Action (DCFA).
Actively working to eradicate food poverty, DCFA collaborates with food producers and supermarkets to redistribute surplus food to those in need. Through various means-tested schemes, they work with local groups and organisations to ensure the food collected reaches those living in food poverty.
As well as offering affordable food solutions to families and individuals across the two counties, the work undertaken also helps to combat food wastage, preventing valuable food from going to landfill!
The rise in the cost of living has resulted in an increased amount of people in the southwest struggling to feed themselves and their families. Therefore, we felt moved to do something to help during these challenging times. Commercial Director, Mandy Spencer, reached out to volunteer Suzanne Tanner who advised that the best way to offer financial support was via the DCFA. This fantastic, volunteer-led, registered charity ensures all excess produce they collect is redistributed across the whole of Devon and Cornwall, including St Ives, Camborne, Penzance and Falmouth.
Our donation will be used as part of the Cornwall Provision Scheme, helping to establish three new satellite hubs in Cornwall. DCFA’s main base is in Plymouth, making it logistically challenging to support people in west Cornwall. Permanent hubs in locations such as Camborne, Redruth and Falmouth will provide the community with access to the food charity on a regular basis.
Chairman of DCFA, Alan Dunne expressed his appreciation, “The amazing generosity of Aspects Holidays will make a huge difference to the local people of Cornwall. Thank you so much!”.
Mandy Spencer commented, “We have worked with other amazing providers, over recent years, that offer vital help to those families that need it, often just to provide the basics that most of us take for granted. It’s a sad reality for many people in our region, so we are grateful to have been able to support DCFA who are not only helping address the issue of food poverty, but by doing it in a way to also reduce food waste, which I feel is a major factor in helping both the people and the planet. We have huge respect and gratitude for those like Alan and all the volunteers, that make these sorts of schemes possible.”
Find out more about the work carried out by DFCA at: www.devonandcornwallfoodaction.org