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Community Hub has delivered over 500 food parcels

Bedford Borough Council‘s Community Hub supports residents who are in self-isolation with no family or friends to help, by delivering food parcels, collecting and delivering prescriptions, and offering a friendly link with the outside world.

It has already handled over 1,000 requests for support, including over 500 food parcels and over 100 prescriptions collected and delivered.

Over 500 people have also been in touch asking for a chat, or other support, such as dog walking.

The Hub and members of the Council are also calling those who are extremely vulnerable to make sure that they are coping, to provide support if needed, or just for a chat.

Mayor Dave Hodgson said:

“Thank you to all of the Council staff and amazing volunteers who are helping us to deliver this critical support to vulnerable people. These everyday heroes are playing such a key role in our fight against coronavirus, keeping local people safe.

“Nearly 600 people have volunteered, helping us to prepare and deliver food parcels, sort out prescriptions, and just have chat with people who might be feeling lonely.”

If you are in need of support contact the Hub at www.bedford.gov.uk/covid19 or call 01234 718101.

If you would like to join the volunteer force, you can sign up on the Council’s website.