A weekly service will see food boxes being delivered to the most vulnerable during the COVID-19 lockdown. If you have received a letter from your GP and you have been asked to shield during the pandemic you may be able to get a weekly food box delivered to your home. Food boxes are available for people who cannot afford food and who do not have a support network of family and friends to help them through this emergency. These boxes will also be available to those who are not shielding, but who are in critical need of food including families and older citizens. If you feel you may qualify for a weekly food box you can contact the COVID 19 Community helpline (0808 802 0020) who will carry out an assessment to see if you are able to avail of a food box.
Food box delivery to vulnerable people who had not been officially advised by their GP to shield ended on 26 June. The end date for those advised to shield by their GP was 31 July.
Fri 15 May 2020