During lockdown, Three Rivers District Council’s food hub provided over 47,000 meals and supported over 2000 people living or studying in Three Rivers.
This service was launched at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, to support residents affected by the restriction’s challenges and hardships of the pandemic and it was closed at the end of July.
The council’s ground floor was completely transformed into a warehouse of produce and a cold-room was installed, to ensure that families received fresh fruit, vegetables, and milk, together with their store cupboard items.
Councillor Nelmes, Leader of Three Rivers Council said: “I am very proud that, as a council, we were able to provide the food hub to help and support those in need during very difficult few months.
“Assistance was offered to those affected as a result of the pandemic restrictions and many members of the Three Rivers District Council volunteered to support the food hub and worked hard to meet the needs of those in shielding.”
Many members of the Council’s team worked at the Food Hub, in addition to their other roles at the Council.
Councillor Lloyd, Lead member for Leisure and Health, said: “The service also offered vital reassurance to those with no other support. The many members of the Three Rivers District Council who were involved in various capacities were glad to have been able to help.”