A LEAFLET has been released to show the community-wide effort to help deliver food to people across the district.

Maldon District Council has produced the leaflet showing the collaborative response from the Maldon and District CVS, Maldon Churches Together and the Salvation Army.

Recent data from the Food Foundation shows that within the first three weeks of the UK lockdown, more than three million people reported going hungry.

Council strategy and resources boss and Livewell member Bryan Harker said: “There is a wide network of support for food provision for Maldon district residents to ensure that no resident goes hungry.

“To ensure that these options are clearly advertised and highlighted, Maldon District Council has produced a summary leaflet – ‘Food Options during COVID-19 Maldon District’ – which we hope residents will find useful.

“No one should go hungry and it is wonderful to see organisations from all sectors come together for this important initiative and put the community in the heart of this planning.”

The leaflet demonstrates a collaborative and community-wide effort, with funding received from Essex County Council to provide hot meals at the Prince of Wales Pub, to the coordination, make-up and distribution of emergency food parcels from the Maldon and District Community Voluntary Service, Maldon Churches Together and the Salvation Army with generous donations and support from local supermarkets.

This has been organised alongside the Maldon Food Pantry and Dengie Food Pantry, which have remained open within social distancing guidelines, and which continue to receive food donations from residents.