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Bridge Park transformed into a Hub to get emergency food parcels to the most vulnerable

3 April 2020

Boxes lined up along picking and packing stations at the Bridge Park Hub, with people working in the background

The first 100 doorstep deliveries of food and essential supplies have been made to those most at risk from COVID-19 and who are self-isolating.

In just a week, Bridge Park Community Leisure Centre has been transformed into a fully operational Hub, delivering much-needed supplies to the most vulnerable. A further 50 deliveries are expected to be made over the next 24 hours, to those the Government has identified as needing to be ‘shielded’.

Drawn from across the Council, the team have worked tirelessly to set up stations in the sports hall for picking and packing boxes of essentials, including pasta, cereal, fruit, tea bags and toilet rolls. Stations are set up so that social distancing can be observed at all times.

Working in partnership with the Brent Food Aid Network, the Hub’s operations will soon be expanded to cover those who need additional support with food and other essential items such as sanitary towels, nappies and toothbrushes.

If you need extra help or support during this difficult time, please check our website for up-to-date information about the available support and how to get in touch.