Spalding’s COVID Kindness Team are the latest group to benefit from Donate A Dinner.
The team of volunteers, who are supporting the vulnerable and self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, have received the latest donations to help make up the food parcels they are distributing across the district.
The Spalding and South Holland Voice has teamed up with South Holland district councillor Harry Drury to launch Donate A Dinner – an appeal to help ensure that those children who would usually get a daily free school meal don’t go hungry.
Since we launched it two weeks ago, we have seen a great response with generous readers donating goods at the Sainsbury’s collection point while out picking up their essential items.
Harry said: “People have been so generous with their donations and we’re very grateful. Many people have contacted me to say they would like to get involved but can’t get into town and I would like to say thank you to those people who have left items out on their doorsteps for me to collect.”
We’d be delighted if you would like to get behind our appeal and are asking for donations of basic storecupboard essentials such as pasta, rice, tinned beans and soup, bread and packet sauces for those most in need.
Once people have left their goods at the collection point Coun Drury will ensure they are distributed to those families most in need across South Holland.
If you are unable to get to Sainsbury’s but would still like to help, please get in touch and Harry will endeavour have your donation collected from your home.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com with your details to request a collection.
We would also like to hear from people who need support with feeding their family.
Again please email Harry or Rachel with your details.
Last week Sainsbury’s donated 50 Easter eggs to Lincolnshire County Council’s Children’s Services department which were distributed to those children most in need.
A spokesman for children’s services department said: “The Easter eggs were fantastic. Our families were blown away to get such generous gifts at this time.”
The Donate A Dinner appeal – which comes off the back of the hugely successful Give A Gift campaign – will run indefinitely while the coronavirus pandemic is ongoing.