Festive food for Belle Isle

Belle Isle TMO provided festive food hampers and hot meals for nearly 100 people in Belle Isle during Christmas week.

With funding from Belle Isle TMO and Sayes – who carry out gas repairs and safety checks on behalf of Belle Isle TMO – as well as donations from Hunslet Morrisons, staff and volunteers were able to provide the hampers to low-income homes and those experiencing hardship.

Each hamper included ingredients to help prepare a traditional Christmas meal, as well as sweet treats and food cupboard staples.

Alongside hampers, Belle Isle TMO also offered a hot food collection from the GATE, their community resource centre. Belle Isle TMO, who are a social landlord to over 1,800 homes in Belle Isle, had originally planned to host a community meal for 60 people at the GATE, however due to the escalating rate of transmission of the Covid-19 virus, ensured that a hot Christmas dinner was available to take away instead.

Belle Isle TMO understands that Christmas can be a really challenging time for some people and families. BITMO’s Board members, staff and volunteers, hope that by providing the hampers and meal, it relieved some of the stress and pressure that we all often face at this time of year.


This post was written by Carla Yeomans

Photo: Peter Sutton & Carla Yeomans (BITMO), Joanne Riley (Morrisons), and Tracey, Penny, Peter and Gerry (volunteers at BITMO)

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