Food deliveries to most vulnerable begin this week

From this week, the most vulnerable residents will receive food parcels, containing essential items such as pasta, fruit, tinned goods and toilet rolls. The Government will arrange direct delivery of these parcels in future, but the Council is arranging delivery of initial packages this week to homes across Calderdale. The people receiving the food parcels are those who have been advised by the NHS that they must stay at home for 12 weeks to be shielded, as they are extremely vulnerable to the virus.

Calderdale Council and the Fire Service have joined forces to make sure residents receive their food parcels quickly.

When delivering food parcels, Fire Service staff will take the opportunity to talk to these extremely vulnerable residents to assess whether they need any additional support, which can be provided by the Council’s social care staff and amazing volunteers.

All partnership working and deliveries are taking place safely, with social distancing rules being followed at all times.