AF&RS support the Trussell Trust in delivering food parcels this Christmas

Staff from Avon Fire & Rescue Service (AF&RS), throughout December, teamed up with The Trussell Trust and inHope Bristol’s, East Bristol Foodbank to deliver food parcels to members of our local community this Christmas.

Over 175 food parcels were delivered by members of the Service, who volunteered to support the charity over five days throughout December, in delivering vital food supplies and vouchers to local residents.

The Trusell Trust is a nationwide network of more than 1,200 food banks, providing emergency food and support to people locked in poverty and who campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK. 

Karen Shiel, AF&RS HR Manager, who reached over to the Trussell Trust on behalf of the Service said: “As a Service, we feel privileged to be able to play even a small part in supporting the work of The Trussell Trust by encouraging staff to volunteer and help with the delivery of food parcels this Christmas. 

“The work of the charity and the help they offer members of our local communities all year round is truly invaluable.  No one deserves to go hungry and we can all help by playing our part and getting involved, whether that’s volunteering our time, fundraising or making a donation.  

“After the difficult year everyone has faced due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was a truly humbling experience to support such a worthy cause, spread some festive cheer and make a small difference to someone this Christmas.”

If you would like to get involved and support the work of the Trust visit