Wycombe voluntary group and biker gang supporting locals in need
When the Covid crisis took hold in earlier this year local voluntary group, Seerah Today (Meal Today), were already well prepared. Starting up in January this year, they have been helping vulnerable people in High Wycombe in times of need, providing them with an offer of emergency same day food.
Coronavirus hit those who already had pre-existing issues, either financially or socially, particularly hard and these are whom Seerah Today now continues to support.
Covering most of Wycombe, the group work with local shops to supply various food items to make the meals: Thara Store Castlefield and Mak Foods Totteridge, get a well-deserved mention. These meals are then packed up, labelled and delivered to the doors of vulnerable residents who may otherwise not have any food at all.
This kind of endeavour requires a large team of volunteers to do the deliveries and many have already stepped up. With some working all day and then going out to collect and deliver in the evening, it’s no small ask.
One particular group of volunteers are the Exiled Bikers: a philanthropic local bike group who have generously given time and effort to support the great work of Seerah Today. They have been instrumental in making sure the food gets out in good time across Wycombe.
Ros Khan from Serrah Today told us: “We know that by helping others we are making a real difference. Some of the people we provide meals to are in very difficult situations that aren’t going to be resolved quickly. Helping them out with a simple thing like a meal means communities remain strong and everyone feels valuable. We couldn’t reach as many people as we do without the help of suppliers and delivery volunteers so a big thank you goes to them”
The local area councillor from Buckinghamshire Council, Arif Hussain, agrees with Ros commenting: “You have to remember that there are those in our communities who are really struggling right now. If we all do what we can to help, organisations like Seerah Today and their volunteers can continue to be there when times are tough for people”
Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Culture, Gareth Williams, says
“This is a fantastic team effort organised brilliantly by Seerah Today. Local volunteers and shops working together and supporting communities in this way is truly humbling. Thank you all for showing us what our Proud of Bucks campaign looks like in action. The difference you are making to those you help is immeasurable"