Essentials delivered right to doors of those in need

Belville Community Garden providing essential items to vulnerable people amid the spread of coronavirus

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A community project in Greenock is delivering boxes of food and essential items to elderly people staying at home.

Volunteers at the Belville Community Garden are packaging up fruit, milk, cereal and toilet roll that would have been thrown out by local supermarkets.

The items are then delivered straight to the front doors of vulnerable people taking precautions against the spread of coronavirus.

There is no contact between volunteers and recipients throughout the whole process.

Laura Reilly, manager at Belville Community Garden, said: “We collect food surplus from lots of different supermarkets.

“We run a number of community fridges in Inverclyde so we thought we were really well placed to be able to mobilise ourselves to supply a box of basic foodstuffs really to people who are self-isolating, to get them through maybe up to seven days.”

“We put the box on their doorstep, then we give them a call on their phone to say that there’s a box outside for you and they can go and pick it up,” she added.