Covid-19: Wiltshire Wellbeing hub delivers more than 600 food parcels

Covid-19: Wiltshire Wellbeing hub delivers more than 600 food parcels

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 12:23pm 22nd April 2020. (Updated at 3:02pm 22nd April 2020)

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Five Rivers in Salisbury is acting as the distribution point where the emergency food parcels are packaged.

Wiltshire Council set up a dedicated virtual hub last month to support the county's most vulnerable people during Covid-19.

The aim is to help those who are self isolating or shielding, particularly the elderly, who don't have a support network.

The local authority says its received almost 1,800 calls and 600 emails

The food parcels, which are designed to last people for three day, are delivered by volunteers.

Wiltshire Wellbing hub
Volunteers deliver the boxes to those in need.

CHARGES

Wiltshire Council is charging for these parcels "where appropriate" but is stressing no one will go without if they can't pay.

"Please be assured that we will still be providing food parcels without charge for those that can show they are unable to afford them. "

The charges are £20 to cover at least three days worth of food for one person, either meat or vegetarian, and up to £25 if the household has specialist dietary requirements such as gluten free.

All funds received for payment of these food parcels cover the cost of the food only, and no profit is being made from the charging for food parcels.

FEEDBACK

Wiltshire Wellbeing hub

HOW TO GET IN TOUCH

There's a couple of ways you can access the help being offered by the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub.

You can email wellbeinghub@wiltshire.gov.uk at any time.

Their phone line's available by calling 0300 003 4576 - that's open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday - Friday and 10.00am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday.

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