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Volunteers deliver food parcels across Avenham and Frenchwood

Posted on - 11th April, 2020 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Avenham, Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News
Food parcels being packaged up for delivery by Preston's Promise Pic: Preston's Promise
Food parcels being packaged up for delivery by Preston’s Promise Pic: Preston’s Promise

A community group helped feed some of Preston’s most in-need households this week.

Preston’s Promise, a group of volunteers, are operating a Kind Meals Service.

Juice drinks, rice, crackers and fresh fruit were delivered in boxes to families struggling to cope in the coronavirus pandemic.

Volunteers from Frenchwood Community Primary School, Christ the King High School and Jamea Mosque all helped with the deliveries.

They took place across the Avenham and Frenchwood areas of the city.

Donated food piles up ready to be sorted by Preston's Promise Pic: Preston's Promise
Donated food piles up ready to be sorted by Preston’s Promise Pic: Preston’s Promise

A fundraising page for Preston’s Promise has been set up to help raise £10,000 in tackling coronavirus for the most needy in the city.

Read more: Foodbank referrals double as families struggle to cope with coronavirus

A statement from the group said: “Covid-19 Kindness is the new campaign from Preston’s Promise aimed at helping those most affected by coronavirus.

“Preston’s Promise has pledged to help those Prestonians most in need by donating essential items to them- whether groceries, toiletries, medication or any other necessities.

“We are here to help all those who require it. Our target is to raise £10,000 and use our network of contacts, donors and well-wishers to buy the most necessary essentials at the cheapest possible prices.

“We want the biggest possible return for your donations. We’ll persuade, plead and motivate our wholesale contacts to provide the most for the cheapest price.”

Read more: How The Foxton Centre is helping the city’s homeless through the coronavirus crisis

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