TIC Staff duties during lockdown have been varied. Whilst many duties still relate directly to tourism, others do not, such as supporting Uttlesford Foodbank. At the start of the pandemic, Saffron Walden Town Council (which funds the Tourist Information Service), allocated some funding for the purchase of emergency food and supplies for the Foodbank. Since March 2019 , one of the TIC staff (acting as an employee of Saffron Walden Town Council) has maintained regular contact with the Foodbank organisers and has regularly purchased and delivered top up supplies using the Town Council Funding.

Uttlesford Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network and provides emergency food and care parcels to individuals and families during times of crisis. It operates out of a warehouse in Saffron Walden and can be contacted on 07531 436335. For more information, see https://uttlesford.foodbank.org.uk/

Pictured: supplies purchased and delivered by a TIC staff member, also (cover image) being received by an Uttlesford Foodbank volunteer.