The 1,000th food parcel from Staffordshire County Council for vulnerable residents without any support network is being delivered today (Thurs 23rd April).
The 1,000th parcel will be among the latest batch being taken to local distribution centres across the county, from where they will be delivered to individual households.
The parcels contain basic items such as tinned vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, baked beans, tea and coffee, rice, pasta, cereals, porridge and toilet rolls, as well as sugar, pasta and long-life milk.
Vulnerable people who must stay indoors should look for support from family and friends, neighbours, or from local community groups. But if someone has no-one to turn to, they can contact the county council on 0300 111 8050.
Once a delivery has been organised, recipients are being put in touch with local voluntary organisations to support them in the coming weeks. Although it is a last resort for those without support, the county council is preparing to deliver up to 20,000 parcels over a 12-week period.