Over the 6 weeks of April to late May 2020, Walton Food Aid has captured the imagination and hearts of the village. In total we have, to date, distributed 35 parcels (70 carrier bags) to the families in the village as identified by the Walton Primary Academy. A further 50 parcels (100 carrier bags) will be distributed in the weeks to come.
During this time Walton Community Library Trustees and Working for Walton C.I.C. have contributed equally to this project. In addition Walton residents have very generously given the equivalent of £950 in food/money: THANK YOU. We are indebted to Cherry Tree Stores for assisting in the collection of food and St Paul’s Church for storage and distribution.
Covid-19 Walton Aid’s support to the village continues unabated. In excess of 200 requests for shopping, prescriptions and ‘keeping in touch’ telephone calls have been fulfilled. Residents regularly make new requests as unfortunately lockdown continues for many.
NB We are no longer collecting donations of food as we are only allowed to run this initiative for six weeks. If you know of anybody who continues to need support in this way contact 01226 727824 in the first instance.