The scheme launched to provide free meat hampers to the most vulnerable people in East Hull during the Coronavirus outbreak, provided by Cranswick PLC, will now be rolled out to the whole of the city of Hull.

The plan coordinated by Karl Turner MP has now been incorporated into Hull City Council’s response strategy. The free meat hamper will now see many hundreds of our city’s most vulnerable provided with essential food supplies to their own homes, allowing them to follow Public Health England advice and maintain social distance.

After keen support the scheme will be overseen by Hull City Council to be rolled out city wide through Fareshare as soon as the distribution network is in place. People who are eligible for help will be contacted by Hull City Council.

Karl Turner said:

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to put a plan together with all the relevant people.

This will support many of East Hull’s older and vulnerable people who are at increased risk from COVID-19, but now having this scheme rolled out city wide is a huge step to help all of Hull’s most vulnerable people. It will help people stay fed and safe.

It’s no exaggeration to say this plan will save lives, so I’m incredibly thankful to everyone who has supported my initiative.

We’re in incredibly challenging times, but we will get through this. If we follow the advice, stick together, and look out for one another, we’ll beat this.”

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