Surrey food bank receives £17,000 donation

07 September 2020
Image of Amey employee volunteering at Dorking foodbank.

Amey, which collects waste from homes across four Surrey District Councils including Mole Valley, has donated £17,000 to Dorking Area Foodbank, one of 1,200 UK foodbanks supported by UK charity Trussell Trust.

As subsidiaries of Ferrovial, the construction arm in the UK, Ferrovial Construction, and leading public service provider Amey, identified the Trussell Trust as a charity on the front-line of the fight against COVID-19 and helped secure a £270,000 donation for the Trussell Trust and 12 of its foodbanks across the UK.

The money was made available from Amey’s parent company, Ferrovial, as part of its ‘Ferrovial Together COVID-19 fund’, which has so far donated more than £6.5m to charities and organisations around the world. A total of £900,000 has been allocated to UK charities.

Rosemary Elias, Dorking Area Foodbank, Trustee, comments: “The foodbank has always been a very real example of a community project with local people, including individuals, groups, churches and companies, pulling together to help other local people in need. Over the coronavirus crisis we’ve seen just how strong this community spirit is – despite the challenges and uncertainties, people have selflessly continued to think of others first, supporting the foodbank in giving donations and their time.” 

Nicola Blake, Amey Account Director for Waste in Surrey, said: “We’re delighted that we’ve been able to support the fantastic work Dorking Foodbank do to support the local community through this donation. We hope that this funding will provide them with the support they need to help the most vulnerable in our communities during these challenging times.”

Trussell Trust aims to provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty. To support Dorking Area Foodbank visit