Tamar Valley Food Hubs has been helping, albeit on a very small-scale, 3 local people who usually work in the live events industry, who have all lost significant parts of their income from the impact of Covid-19.
Erica Milne-Davidson, a stage manager for the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour, Simon Abel, managing director of Ashley Events who supplies marquees to music festivals across the UK and sound engineer Naomi Nash who has worked with PJ Harvey, Bryan Ferry and other live acts around the world have all lost the majority of their work in 2020.
Tamar Valley Food Hubs has been very lucky to see some growth in customer numbers over the past few months with more people buying groceries online and requiring home delivery. Because of the spike, it has meant that the Hub has needed more temporary drivers in the area. Rachael Forster said: "Tamar Valley Food Hubs is a business embedded in our local community so it is great to help out where we can when others have been struggling over the past few months, especially those in the events industry which has been hit so hard this year.”