As the country went into lockdown, the Bristol Sport group came together to support the most vulnerable in the community by providing them with essential food supplies. This collaborative effort saw each of the sporting charities work with Ashton Gate, and a dedicated team of volunteers, in an effort which has now delivered more than 50,000 meals directly to families in need.“It has been great that Ashton Gate has been used in such a way to support the community. I can’t tell you how proud I am with everyone concerned and I would just like to thank everyone involved, it was a great effort by them all.”Bristol Sport founder, Steve LansdownThroughout the lockdown, Ashton Gate Stadium provided a temporary home for three other charities who required space for their own response work. The largest of these being FareShare South West, who deliver food to organisations across the region. With FareShare South West’s existing warehouse full, additional space was required to enable them to reach more people in need. In just four months, food for more than one million meals was distributed from Bristol to Bodmin, directly from the Lansdown Stand concourse at Ashton Gate. To enable FareShare South West to continue processing such large volumes as the stadium starts to emerge from lockdown, an alternative space on the stadium’s footprint has now been found, meaning FareShare South West’s large-scale operation can continue even when crowds do return.