Local Mum Sets Up Food Bank in Kelsall Village
A local mum and teacher has set up the Kelsall Food Bank in direct response to the Covid 19 crisis.
At the beginning of the crisis she joined a team of volunteers that were organised and deployed to help those members of Kelsall who are self-isolating or who are struggling for whatever reason during this difficult time. On her travels, and armed with a bundle of leaflets, she set out to visit 3 streets in Kelsall. This trip was to change everything! Through chatting to one local resident it was clear that they were not going to eat that week unless they were supported. And from that conversation the Kelsall Food Bank was born!
The Food Bank has gone from strength to strength and they are now supporting seven families in the village. Local members of the community support with their time, donations of food or money and the best bit - deliveries! "Seeing smiling faces every Saturday is my treat of the week!" she said.
The support doesn't just stop with the local residents as this mum has managed to secure a grant from Cheshire Police, as well as drumming up support from the local shops – the local butchers supply fresh meat for each family every week and the shop donates products every Friday evening - as well as gifting the Food Bank £50! Help and advice is always available from their local councillor, as well as her daughter, who helps out with packing the food parcels and deliveries.
All in all it's a community effort and Kelsall Food Bank will remain in place until the lock down lifts.