A kind-hearted housebuilder has donated more than 20 baskets of Easter eggs to Chelmsford Foodbank for local people to enjoy.

Developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties – which is headquartered in Chelmsford and builds new homes across the county – has provided the foodbank with baskets full of seasonal treats to help spread happiness after Easter.

Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties, Annette Hurst, delivered the supplies to the foodbank for its beneficiaries to enjoy.

Clive Pickett, Volunteer at Chelmsford Foodbank, said: “On behalf of all those in food poverty in our city who have received some of the Easter eggs for their families, thank you to Barratt and David Wilson Homes for thinking of us and them at this special time of year. We are so grateful of the support.”

Located on Beehive Lane, Chelmsford Foodbank is part of a nationwide network supported by the Trussell Trust, a charity that works to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They provide three-day emergency food parcels to those in need, as well as providing users with toiletries and other additional items, such as pet food.

Annette said: “It was a pleasure to be able to donate Easter eggs for local people to enjoy. As well as building new homes for the community, we have a strong belief in supporting the areas where we build and strengthening our relationship with the local community.

“Chelmsford Foodbank plays such an important role in helping vulnerable people in the area, and we hope to be able to continue to support the commendable work that they do.”

Food collection points are located in Chelmsford at local superstores, including Tesco on Princes Road, Asda at Chelmer Village Centre, and Asda South Woodham Ferrers.

Chelmsford Foodbank is open Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 12:30pm.

Items which the foodbank is currently in need of include crisps, sponge puddings, cuppa soups, powdered custard sachets, tea bags, long life fruit juice, long life milk, and powdered potato sachets.

For more information on the foodbank or to make a donation, visit https://chelmsford.foodbank.org.uk/.

More information on the homes being built by Barratt and David Wilson Homes Eastern Counties can be found by visiting www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk, or calling 033 3355 8488 (Barratt Homes) or 033 3355 8489 (David Wilson Homes).