Gifted vehicle helps launch charity food bank on wheels

We’ve donated a maintenance vehicle to the charity Unity, to help more people in rural communities reach a new mobile pantry service.

The charity, based in Hampshire, helps people across local towns and villages who’re struggling with the cost of food. The new mobile pantry service will allow residents to buy essentials like pasta, rice and flour at a fraction of the normal cost from their doorstep.

Terry Bishop, Chief Executive of Unity, said: “We’re delighted to have been gifted this vehicle which will mean we can provide a rural pantry style service to those in the community who are struggling with the cost of living. 

“Our sincere thanks go to Aster for their kind donation which will make such a difference across Test Valley.”

Gary Prince, Regional Operations Director at Aster said: “As soon as we heard about Unity’s plans for the new mobile pantry service we were more than happy to support them. We’re glad that the vehicle will help them to reach more people with their important work.”

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