Wellingborough officers help distribute food parcels to vulnerable families

About 70 boxes of food have been given to families in need across the county

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 3:33 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 3:34 pm

Special constables from Wellingborough have been helping distribute food parcels to vulnerable families.

Northants Police's CIRV (Community Initiative to Reduce Violence) team has been working with Goodwill Solutions in Moulton Park, Northampton, to access a significant amount of fresh fruit and vegetables.

With Tesco Mereway also donating 40 two-pints of milk free of charge, the CIRV team has been able to make up about 70 boxes of food for families in need across Northants.

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Some of the food parcels which will be given to vulnerable families in the county

A spokesman for Northants Police said: "This included families who would have normally been in receipt of free school meals, with a disability or some other issue.

"Specials helped the team deliver the food and this will probably be a weekly occurrence."

The CIRV team, which runs a programme to help gang members leave drugs and violence behind, has had help making the deliveries from officers around the county, including special constables in Wellingborough.

A tweet from the Wellingborough officers said: "Proud to be assisting @CIRVNorthants, @inspdaryllyon and @PS_Charter with deliveries of care packages to people within the communities of Northamptonshire.

"Many thanks to everyone involved."

And the CIRV team tweeted: "Our team have been preparing food packages to be delivered in the county today to vulnerable families that need it.

"Deliveries are taking place now.

"Big thank you to all involved."

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