A total of 150 food parcels have now been delivered to some of Erewash’s most vulnerable people during the coronavirus lockdown.

Erewash Borough Council’s Neighbourhood Wardens are continuing to distribute the  food boxes, containing provisions for one week, which are then dropped off at the homes of residents in the borough who are registered as being isolated, medically vulnerable and at the highest risk from coronavirus.

Councillor Carol Hart, Leader of Erewash Borough Council, says:

“The food parcel delivery service continues to be a vital form of help for those vulnerable residents in the Erewash area .Our team at the council’s Merlin Way base in Ilkeston continue to deliver the parcels and the residents are always given a call to reassure them and let them know we are on our way.”

The government scheme to provide weekly food parcels is being co-ordinated by Derbyshire County Council, which is distributing parcels to the borough and district councils to deliver to targeted residents.

The parcels are for those who are shielding for medical reasons and who have registered as extremely vulnerable and need help on the government website gov.uk.  Anyone who feels they need help can make a request via derbyshire.gov.uk or Derbyshire County Council’s community response unit helpline 01629 535091 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm. Phone lines may be busy so please be patient.