19th Sep, 2020

Bromsgrove's Bumble Hole Foods' 'eggscellent' community response to shortages

Tristan Harris 8th Apr, 2020 Updated: 8th Apr, 2020

A BROMSGROVE food producer has supplied thousands of eggs to local community organisations since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bumble Hole Foods, which is based in Bournheath and employs 80 people, has delivered eggs to a number of local care homes, Catshill Baptist Church and the Princess of Wales Community Hospital.

Managing director Barry Jackson said: “It became apparent very early on there were difficulties with regard to eggs supply.

“Our owner Andrew Hewston, who is very active locally, took the decision to send out eggs wherever we could to help the people of Bromsgrove.

“We have been trying to do more for the local community over the last few years, including a corporate and social responsibility fund.”

Mr Hewston, who is also chairman of Bournheath Parish Council, said: “We are a proud Bromsgrove family company, and recognise the unbelievable efforts people are making during this difficult time, especially the health care professionals who are going to extraordinary lengths to look after our community.

“Now, at more than ever is a time we all need to look after one another.”

The company has also set up a stall at the end of its driveway for people to collect eggs and put cash into an honesty box which will go towards the Parkinson’s Trust.

We reported earlier this year how Bumble Hole Foods’ founder David Hewston, who died on January 25 at the age of 76, had battled Parkinson’s for six years so the cause is close to the hearts of the family-run firm.

And the company has donated some of the personal protective equipment it has on site, including gloves, aprons, and visors to the hospital to help protect healthcare staff.

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