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Local firm praised for fridge donation

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A Stourbridge-based firm has been praised for its kind donation of equipment to the Black Country Food Bank.

Ashford Refrigeration Services has donated two large fridges to support the organisation’s efforts during the coronavirus outbreak.

The fridges will help boost its capacity to store chilled food safely before it is distributed to vulnerable residents around the borough and beyond.

The Black Country Food Bank, with the support of Dudley Council and DCVS (Dudley Council for Voluntary Service) continues to help those affected who are struggling financially or unable to get out to the supermarket.

Residents of all ages who are staying at home as they are more vulnerable to the impact of Covid 19 or are self -isolating and have no family or community support, or struggling financially can contact 01384 573381 Monday to Friday from 9.30am - 12.30pm to arrange for a food parcel to be delivered. (From 18 May this number will change to 0300 3302 152).

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

The generosity shown by local businesses and residents during this time is overwhelming. Thank you to Ashford Refrigeration Services, this donation will help support the vital work of the food bank and most importantly increase their ability to provide chilled food to the people who need it most.

Martyn Billingham at Ashford Refrigeration Services, said:

We’re a local company committed to supporting local people in any way we can, now more than ever. It’s a privilege to supply equipment to the Black Country Food Bank, we hope this small gesture can help in a big way.

Jen Coleman, chief executive officer at Black Country Food Bank, said:

Many thanks to Ashford Refrigeration for their support at we continue to battle this difficult situation.

People can find out more about council services and support available during the pandemic at www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus

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