Council’s Food Hub welcomes donation for vulnerable residents

28/05/2020, PR-9412

Wakefield Council’s Food Hub has distributed 400 Easter eggs to residents in the district who are eligible for food parcels.

Cllr Denise Jeffery
Cllr Denise Jeffery

The surplus Easter eggs were donated by Nestlé who have been distributing supplies to a number of deserving causes throughout the UK.

 

The district’s Food Hub has been set up to support people in need during the coronavirus crisis and coordinates emergency food parcels to vulnerable residents. So far more than 1,000 food parcels have been delivered.

Councillor Denise Jeffrey, Leader of Wakefield Council, said: “In times like these, small gestures can really make a difference. There are many people across Wakefield who are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic and to be able to provide treats such as chocolate is hugely appreciated.”

 

“Thank you to Nestlé for making this possible by donating so many Easter eggs for our residents.”

As part of its support during the pandemic, the Council is also continuing to work with Nova Wakefield District and partners across the voluntary sector to support families and individuals.

 

There are opportunities for anyone who is fit, well and able to offer an amount of time, large or small, to helping others People are asked to view current opportunities and register their interest at volunteerwakefield.org or search #WakefieldCares on social media.


Anyone worried about themselves or someone else, who does not have an existing support network of friends, family or neighbours can call the Council's dedicated phone line 0345 8 506 506 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Choose option 3 to make a request for support and help will be arranged.