MORE than 800 food parcels have been delivered to households across Droitwich since the lockdown began, thanks to the CVS’ Coronavirus crisis emergency response campaign.
The operation is being carried out from Droitwich Rugby Club which also wanted to do its bit for the community – providing volunteers as well as the venue.
As well as sourcing the food, helpers are packing and delivering food to those in need.
Each parcel, for families, single people or couples, contains a variety of food items and snacks to make five meals for five days.
Tonia Enderbury, chief officer at Droitwich CVS, said: “We have been lucky enough to secure funding to put together food parcels for residents that are being directly affected by this crisis.
“Our volunteers have really risen to the challenge.
“We heard Droitwich Rugby Club was planning on doing a similar thing, so it made sense for us to join up.
“The partnership is working very well – these deliveries are proving a lifeline for people that have lost their household income or their normal support networks and we hope we are making a small difference in our community.”
Craig Browne from Droitwich RFC said: “We were overwhelmed by the number of volunteers who have offered to support the club ranging from senior players, parents of Minis and Juniors and wider members.”
In the first week 170 people received parcels and that has been increasing each week ever since.
Tonia and Craid paid tribute to the organisations which had either donated funds or food, including Public Health England, Bromsgrove-based Bobby’s Foods, Waitrose Droitwich, Wychavon District Council, Droitwich Spa Town Council, Brookside Butchers and Worcester Warriors Community Foundation.
Those who require assistance should call Droitwich CVS on 01905 779115 to run through eligibility criteria.