Well, in these uncertain times, you certainly find out who your friends are! We’ve had some amazing donations and help from people and companies around the Bay, but Renaissance Retirement have really come up trumps by loaning a vehicle to Eat That Frog after the car we were using to pick up food donations and deliver Meal Bags in the community broke down and could not be repaired. The loan vehicle ensures we can continue to support the Torbay-wide community and get the much-needed Meal Bags to the most vulnerable local people during the Coronavirus crisis.
The donation came about after Jane Branch, who works at Eat That Frog, put in a call to Renaissance Retirement seeking their help. Jane lives at Renaissance Retirement’s Fleur-de-Lis Paignton development, which is partly what inspired her to come up with the idea. The retirement developer set the wheels in motion and the vehicle was swiftly made available to enable the continuation of the preparation and delivery of Meal Bags. We cannot thank Rennaissance Retirement enough for their very generous support!
Marc Evans, Regional Managing Director at Renaissance Retirement says: “When we got the request from Jane, we didn’t hesitate to help out. The scale of the crisis is unprecedented, and we have been happy to support organisations like Eat That Frog and pull together for the benefit of local communities. Some of our owners at the development, who have needed it, are supported by Eat That Frog so it is a real community effort. I am delighted to know that the loan vehicle will now go towards supporting a wider community effort by Torbay Food Alliance, ensuring the most vulnerable in the community are supported. A really uplifting collaboration between commerce, a CIC and the local council, has emerged from this awful pandemic and Renaissance Retirement is delighted to assist.”