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