Rushcliffe Borough Council has connected charity the Friary with local efforts to deliver vital food boxes to some of the Borough’s most vulnerable residents during COVID-19.
Chief Executive Ben Talbot safely collected 40 parcels on Friday (April 3) that will now be distributed to those who are clinically vulnerable and currently self-isolating.
It includes items such as bread, pasta, cereals, tinned tomatoes, baked beans and long life milk delivered in aid from the Red Cross.
The charity was put in touch with Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Support Hub which is now assisting efforts across the Borough and wider Nottinghamshire with support available at https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/nottinghamshire-coronavirus-community-support-hub
Leader of the Council Cllr Simon Robinson said: “We were delighted to signpost Ben and the team at the Friary to the local efforts at the Hub.
“It is heartening to see they will swiftly distribute the free food boxes to some of those being shielded at home across Rushcliffe.
“Our own teams have joined the County Council efforts with deliveries in recent days too and we’ll continue to do all we can to join together voluntary, charity and other groups in the Borough who wish to help those in need.”
Ben added: “We’re so pleased to be able to safely help with deliveries to vulnerable residents at a time when our main support services are so affected because of the pandemic.
“We thank all the local authorities for their assistance in being able to continue to play a role in helping local people.”