27th Jan, 2022

Coventry volunteers join forces to pack 3,100 food parcels to ensure city children do not go hungry this Easter

VOLUNTEERS from across Coventry have joined forces to provide 3,100 special Easter parcels for children in need.

The packages – made up according to the current Government guidelines – will be delivered during the Easter holidays.

Breakfast parcels will include a minimum of four days’ worth of food, along with toys, a chocolate egg and a selection of essential long-life items.

The scheme has been organised by local charity Feed The Hungry, in partnership with Coventry City Council.

Volunteers, including some from the University of Warwick, have been packing parcels at The Halo Centre – home of both Coventry Foodbank and Feed The Hungry.

From Monday, the ready-to-go packaged food parcels will be distributed through 17 hubs across the city, including local churches and organisations. Families will be collect their parcels at different times and days across the city between then and April 1.

Gavin Kibble, regional operations director of Feed The Hungry and Founder of Coventry Foodbank, said: “Giving help to those facing hardship and hunger in Coventry cannot be done through one charity or organisation.

“Partnering with Coventry City Council, and having this wonderful, caring army of local heroes and volunteers means we can bring transformation to our communities and give hope to those who need it.

“We hope these parcels help the immediate needs for many children, but also hope they carry a message that tells each child they are significant and loved this Easter.”

Each day this week 24 volunteer packers, in two sets of 12, have worked socially-distanced across two production lines to reach their target.

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