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The teams behind the vital food parcels

As you can see in my latest video message (above), I paid a visit to Greenford depot food hub where we are collating, in a great effort, all of the food supplies that are then made up into parcels to send out to the most vulnerable residents who are shielding from this terrible virus during this crisis.

Every day there are about 200 food parcels that go out and they have fresh bread, milk, eggs, and other vital food supplies. They are being delivered by Ealing Community Transport. And the team at the hub who put the food parcels together are council workers who usually do other jobs. For example, I met people from the IT department and also from the parking department.

But they are all there in a united effort to make sure that we look after those who are most vulnerable and get them those vital food supplies.

I really want to make a heartfelt thank you to them for what they are doing: All of those working with Ealing Community Transport and here at the food hub. There is no doubt that you are saving lives.

Also, I would just like to say to you that if you need help, or you know of somebody else that needs help, we have a special Ealing Together helpline on 020 8825 7170. Please call that number and we will make sure that you get the help that you need. It doesn’t cost anything. So, don’t worry about how you are going to pay for it, we will just make sure that you get those vital food supplies. We’re definitely trying to do everything we can to protect the vulnerable and to save lives.

I want to thank everybody who are looking after their neighbours, working in one of the many mutual aid groups or helping us with Ealing Together. Everyone is doing a fantastic job and I really, really want to thank you. You are saving lives.

Council leader Julian Bell
Council leader Julian Bell

You may also be interested in viewing a video made recently when the council’s lead member on Ealing Together, Councillor Peter Mason, also visited the Greenford hub.

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