CORONAVIRUS: Heysham caravan park donates food to Morecambe Bay Foodbank

A Heysham caravan park has donated £436 worth of food to Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

By Michelle Blade
Thursday, 26th March 2020, 10:03 am
Updated Thursday, 26th March 2020, 10:04 am

After Government instruction to shut Ocean Edge holiday park, the team took the decision to provide essential resources to those in need as a result of the coronavirus.

As the park was ramping up for the start of the Easter holidays, it had full stocks of fresh items which the team didn’t want to go to waste, and parks up and down the country have also donated household items like toilet rolls, antibacterial spray and blue roll to schools and GP/medical facilities, as well as food banks.

Social distancing and well-publicised stories of panic-buying and stockpiling mean that those who are most in need, including the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions, are at risk of not being able to get hold of important supplies.

Ocean Edge holiday park in Heysham has donated food to Morecambe Food Bank.

There are many in the community who rely on food banks to survive, and in the current climate, food banks have been struggling to meet their demands.

Daniel Thornton, Ocean Edge Holiday Park said: “We’re all proud to be a part of the community and contribute to the local economy, so we wanted to make sure we’re still able to give back when the park is closed. We’ve all seen how much demand there has been at food banks, so we were more than happy to do our bit to support Morecambe Food Bank.”

The UK’s largest holiday park operator and Best UK Family Holiday Company 2019, Parkdean Resorts has 67 parks across England, Scotland and Wales, employing 9,000 people in peak season.

The company has already announced that no Parkdean Resorts employee will be made redundant as a result of Coronavirus, and the company will be paying 100% salary.

The company is looking to reopen on May 1.