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Sandwell Council packs 1,000 food boxes for vulnerable people

By Dayna Farrington | Sandwell | Coronavirus | Published:

A total of 1,000 Covid-19 emergency supplies parcels have now been packed by Sandwell Council.

Councillor Danny Millard, Sandwell Council's deputy leader, helped to pack the 1,000th box

Sandwell Council's deputy leader, Councillor Danny Millard, lent his support to the effort by packing the 1,000th parcel.

The council has been putting together vital food parcels to be delivered to some of the borough's most vulnerable people.

Councillor Millard said: "I am here at our emergency food hub to lend my support to everyone working so hard to keep our most vulnerable people fed, safe and well.

“They have done an amazing job in such a short time.

"It is a real milestone as we pack the 1,000th box.”

WATCH: Sandwell Council packs Covid-19 emergency supplies parcels

Sandwell Council packs the 1,000th food box for vulnerable people

More than 60 Sandwell Council staff have volunteered to work at the authority's food distribution hub and have been working hard on purchasing, packing and distributing food parcels for nearly three weeks.

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Diamond Boxes have donated the boxes and food stocks from Morrisons, SIPS education, Costa, Greggs, KTC, Panesar Foods and IBIS hotels have all gone to make up the food parcels delivered to older and vulnerable people.

The hard work of staff has also been recognised and rewarded by local companies – including Fourways Bar and Grill, the Vine West Bromwich, Mr Singh's Pizza and Robinson's Bakery – with deliveries of meals and refreshments to keep them going.

Businesses and residents in Sandwell can still join in to offer any assistance they can in a safe way and in line with Government guidelines. For more information, visit www.sandwell.gov.uk/coronaviruscanyouhelp.

Dayna Farrington

By Dayna Farrington
Senior reporter based at Wolverhampton

Reporter for the Express & Star based at Wolverhampton.

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