Help for those struggling to feed their families during the crisis
We have been contacted by St Mary’s Church in Princes Risborough to make us aware of a new local scheme that was launched last week to help those hardest hit by the current crisis.
Government money has been promised to local councils to be used to alleviate the economic distress of families and individuals that have suffered loss of income, due to the restrictions enforced by the pandemic. This could include households where the breadwinner has lost their job, or is unable to keep their single-business going, or a single parent family where the adult has to self-isolate, or a vulnerable elderly person is living on their own.
Two local charities in Princes Risborough and Monks Risborough are funding the gap for our communities until national funding is received. They have purchased a number of Tesco vouchers which can be used by the recipient to buy food. Where the household is self-isolating, shopping will be purchased using the vouchers and delivered to their door.
David Williams is a Trustee for these charities and is accepting referrals now. If you know of anyone living in Princes or Monks Risborough who are not currently receiving help and would benefit, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with their name, contact details and the number of people living in your household. The details will then be passed on to David Williams via the Parish Office. It is important that the recipient is happy to be referred, as their details will need to be kept by the charities. David will then contact them direct and arrange to drop off the vouchers or shopping.