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Mid Ulster District Council ‘Stands Ready’ To Distribute Food Boxes

Mid Ulster District Council ‘stands ready’ to distribute food boxes to the most vulnerable among ‘shielded’ residents.

The Council will coordinate the new weekly service, introduced by the Department for Communities (DfC), which will see thousands of food boxes delivered directly to the doors of vulnerable people who have been notified to shield by their GPs, who cannot afford food and do not have access to local support networks.

Chair of the Council, Councillor Martin Kearney, said:

“We stand ready to work alongside the health service and with the network of local groups and organisations which are already operating the length and breadth of Mid Ulster to support our residents who are most in need during this crisis.
 
“This food box service will, quite literally, be a lifeline for those people who must isolate for medical reasons and whose financial circumstances are challenging.
 
“The people of Mid Ulster have already shown the strength of their community spirit. It will only grow as we continue to respond collectively to the very real needs which exist among our most vulnerable residents”.   

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