On May Bank Holiday Monday we got a request for help from One Love Soup Kitchen, a local charity from Southend on Sea.
Ocado had had a technical glitch which meant they had tens of thousands of pounds worth of fresh groceries with no home! So they kindly reached out to local charities to take it off their hands for distribution to those in need. But the charity needed transport quickly and it was a Bank Holiday and many were off enjoying time with friends and families after such a long time under lockdown.
But at Liberty, we always like to help when we can and especially our local community. So Liberty’s founder Scott Marshall thought he’d pitch in to help and headed off to grab a van from their depot in Rayleigh
With the help of Mickey, a friend of Scott’s and Sally from the Charity they managed to fill a van to the brim with fresh goods which would help feed the charity’s homeless guests. They aim to do this on Monday and Thursday evenings at their Holybrook site on Carnarvon Road. They provide a cooked hot meal, plus salad options, cakes, snacks and provide night packs – sandwiches/water/fruit etc.
Happy days indeed and big thanks to Ocado for making sure nothing went to waste. Liberty believes in community so we always try to give back and lend a hand or a van!! When we can…..
See some of the other stuff we get up to to help our community and charity