The Uckfield Coronavirus Outreach Boxes have announced that over the last 12 days a total of 122 have been delivered.
One of the organisers Karen Bedwell told Uckfield FM:
“We have had donations from Lions, Rotary, Manor Park residents association, The Scanlan Trust and individuals both money and food and Tesco.
“A special shout for Robert and Kelly who have been sourcing extra items for us. The Oast Farm Buxted are supplying fresh fruit and veg and Ridgewood Post Office and getting in our bread and milk. Park Farm are now supplying our fresh Eggs.
“Holy cross church are slowing the use of the Belmont centre for free and we are under their charity umbrella.
“Through this we have kept the cost of the boxes at £9 but 14-15 in each box including, bread, milk, eggs, mixture fruit and veg, cakes, biscuits , cereals – subject to availability.
Gluten Free Boxes
“We now have some gluten free boxes available as well”
“We have 4 girls on the phones all day every day and me, Lynne Ireland, Jennifer Elliot and Natasha Leppard doing admin, coordinating orders, sourcing food and packing up the boxes. We are working with 12 volunteers who are DBS certified and known to us including town Councillors, Wealden and East Sussex Councillors delivering the boxes to the doorstep.
“Anyone can order a box who is isolating without current family of neighbour support and they can order as many as they wish – there is no limit. People receiving NHS parcels can also purchase one of ours if extra is needed.
“We are coordinating with the food bank, Wealden hub , 3VA and other volunteer groups in the area to try and make sure no one slips through the net and goes hungry’
Ridgewood area – inc. all roads and estates close to and south of Highlands Inn
New Town area – from the railway station to Highlands roundabout, inc. Selbys, Framfield Road and offshoots and Forge Rise area:
Bobby Moore: 07957212462
Manor Park estate and Hempstead Fields estate area – plus London Road and Coopers Green:
Lisa Smith Tel: 07950216440
Uckfield west area – inc. West Park, Rocks Park, Hunters Way, plus roads off Church Street:
Snatts Combe and Ringles Cross area – inc. The Drive etc., through to Claremont and Cambridge Way, Snatts Road and Ringles Cross: Karen Bedwell Tel: 07852287351
Uckfield east area – inc. Hempstead Lane and offshoots, Grange Road and Olives Meadow, town centre and High Street:
Elizabeth Buckley Tel: 07548703395
All images – The Coronavirus Group