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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - A thank you from SSDC to all those helping us get essential supplies to residents in need

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South Somerset District Council would like to say a HUGE thank you to every local business and organisation which has selflessly given up its time, donated food or equipment and shared expertise to support our Wellbeing Hub.

The council was able to start distributing vital supplies within days of the Government announcing its social distancing measures in March thanks to this support.

Promotional image of redeployed staff helping at Wellbeing Hub

This includes The Lord’s Larder, which has 29 years’ of experience helping people in need, as its expertise which was vital in helping establish the Hub which is based in the ballroom at Westlands at Yeovil.

We have received trolleys, crates and numerous donations of essential food and supplies, many of them ongoing. And to top it off here have been wonderful gifts of chocolate to go in the parcels to bring a smile to people’s faces.

We are continuing to thank each and every one of those who have helped by giving them a big shout out on our social media pages. We sincerely hope they know how much everything they have done or given is appreciated. They are Protexin, Crofton Stores, Friends of Yeovil Country Park, Hunts, Bidfoods, Brakes, Co-op Yeovil, Co-op Martock, Tesco, Lord’s Larder, Glastonbury Festival, Lovefields, Yeo Valley, Somerset Waste Partnership, Hunt’s Dairies, Farm Foods, LED Leisure and Oscar Mayer.

We would also like to thank our own dedicated staff who have been redeployed from other parts of the Council to all come together to form the Wellbeing Hub team. They have become a very close unit in a very short time working together as one to deliver everything asked of them. We are so lucky to have these superstars in our organisation alongside support from staff at Yeovil Town Council.

Redeployed staff helping at Wellbeing Hub

To date we have supplied more than 500 food parcels across shielded, vulnerable and those facing financial hardship. We’re also providing hot meal and breakfast bags to the homeless.

Wellbeing Hub poster specifying what is available

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