Since February this year, DCFA has distributed over 4,450 litres of milk, and some cream, to charitable organisations across Plymouth thanks to the generosity and support of Robert Wiseman Dairies based in Cornwall. This is good quality milk and cream that was surplus to the dairy’s requirements and would otherwise have gone to landfill.
To date, this has saved the local charitable organisations we work with almost £3,000. And this comes at a time when many groups and individuals are under great financial pressure and experiencing severe hardship.
DCFA, completely staffed by committed volunteers, seeks more local people to join the Team. We have some promises of loans of transport and volunteer drivers but DCFA will be needing more in the future.
We started off with a small team of volunteers from the City College Plymouth, ably led by their Training Officer, Danielle Jackson. We now have a very small group of volunteers on our Milk Team, one of which is 82 years young!DCFA has no permanent premises of its own yet otherwise it would be operating on a daily basis. DCFA could achieve so much more as it has several food producers who have expressed a wish to join us in our project and help us out with food produce! However DCFA is unable to accept these kind offers until it has a warehouse or shop-type premises in or near to Plymouth City Centre. So… if you can help us out with this then do please let us know! In the meantime, good quality food continues to end up at landfill!
In April, DCFA was delighted to be honoured with a Certificate of Significant Achievement from The Drake Foundation Spirit of Community Awards for the City of Plymouth. The Chair of DCFA, Christine Reid, and Milk Volunteer Co-ordinator Esme Goss, were proud to be at the ceremony to collect the award on behalf of everyone at DCFA.
If you wish for more information or if you think you can help in any way then do please contact DCFA by email here.