LGA responds to coronavirus food parcel deliveries announcement

“Councils across the country are leading local efforts to support communities through the coronavirus crisis and are helping government provide essential food parcels to vulnerable and isolated people on an unprecedented scale."


Elderly woman preparing food

Responding to a government announcement that the first food boxes have been delivered to vulnerable people being shielded from coronavirus, Local Government Association Chairman Cllr James Jamieson, said:

“Councils across the country are leading local efforts to support communities through the coronavirus crisis and are helping government provide essential food parcels to vulnerable and isolated people on an unprecedented scale.

“Keeping older people and those with underlying health conditions safe remains the top priority of councils. They have stepped up to this challenge and will continue to work with government to support national efforts to minimise the spread of infection, protect the most vulnerable, support our local businesses and bring our communities together.”