At this challenging time, getting enough food is a key issue for some people, and the problem is getting worse as lockdown continues. The local Liberal Democrats in Blagreaves and Littleover were hearing of more and more people struggling.
Responding to this situation Lib Dems in Blagreaves and Littleover have worked with the Salvation Army and local churches to set up a food bank for the area. This provides a service for those people with no means to pay.
The Central Midlands Coop have now launched a service for those who can pay, but can't get out and have no one else to help them.
Cllr Joe Naitta said "Launching a service to specifically help this group of vulnerable people is timely and very welcome. From my experience of shopping for self-isolating people I know, gathering together shopping is very time consuming. Having the Coop doing this will make it much easier. Volunteers in the community like me, will then have time to deliver to more people. "