Warwick church and children's charity provide care packages to families in need
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The team at a church in Warwick in partnership with a children's charity have been providing care packages to families in need.
With schools being shut across the UK up until June and many people’s income affected by Covid-19, St Paul’s Church in Warwick in partnership with Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) has been providing emergency care parcels.
The TLG Make Lunch club usually runs at the church over the school holidays, providing meals to families, as well as activities.
With the current restrictions, the club was unable to run in the existing format but the team knew that the families who attend the club would still need support.
This means instead TLG Make Lunch Coordinator Audrey Akers and the team have been working hard, in keeping with current social distancing regulations, to put together and deliver emergency care parcels for struggling families in the area to ensure that no one goes hungry or without basic essential items.
The emergency care packages include:
- Food supplies for a family of varying sizes consisting of ingredients for a main meal, a light meal and various other items such as breakfast cereal, biscuits
- Essential household items such as soap and toiletries
- Activities and creative resources for children while they are off school
- Information on other support families can access
- Messages of hope to encourage the family and let them know they are not alone
Audrey Akers, TLG Make Lunch coordinator, said: “With the current crisis leaving so many low- income families struggling even more, we wanted to find a way to continue to support them.
"Through our TLG Make Lunch Club we have been able to provide 15 families with food, essential items and activities for the children on a weekly basis.
"Every family has been so grateful for the parcels and we are glad we’ve been able to do our bit to help.”
Children’s charity Transforming Lives for Good (TLG) has been supporting children for 21 years.
As well as providing food to children through TLG Make Lunch, it also offers volunteer coaching to children through TLG Early Intervention and intensive support for those that have been
excluded from school through TLG Education Centres.
You can find out more about TLG by following them on Facebook or Twitter.