Vital food supplies are being provided to people in Rochford with funding from Sanctuary.
St Marks Food Drop-In, which is being supported through our Community Investment programme, is currently providing essentials to around 100 households every week, a five-fold increase from before the coronavirus outbreak.
Food is collected from local supermarkets and redistributed at St Marks Community Hall through the national Fareshare initiative.
Councillor Laureen Shaw, who coordinates the project in Rochford, said: “We are working extremely hard to help people during these difficult times and making sure they get the supplies they need.
“I am very grateful to the support from Sanctuary and in particular to Neighbourhood Partnerships Manager Chris Silvey.”
Any surplus food is distributed to local care homes so that nothing goes to waste.