This month is going to be a time of review. Covid necessitates continual review and change. Flexible approach to all the tasks and who will do them and where will we get the resources human and food to fulfill them. We all live with the understanding that the virus is not exhausted it is just waiting for an invitation to resurge. For those who have worked through lockdown, volunteered, looked after family or friends who are returning to work, the stresses have been and continue to be immense to keep the virus at bay and keep everyone safe.
Our immediate concerns are local schools returning and how we can continue to assist at Newton Primary School in a safe way. Our funds are depleting and we can no longer afford to have fresh items delivered directly to the school. Our furloughed volunteers will be back at work by September though I am delighted to say they wish to continue helping when they can. Mrs McAvoy is keen to keep the Food Bank operating in her school and she will meet with Trustees soon to discuss how, if, this can be done safely and with the more limited resources we will have going forward.
We are in touch or will be, with all our volunteers and know for most the situation has not changed regarding what they should/ should not be doing and hard as that is for many of our fit as a flea older team members it is health advice not to be ignored at this time.
Christ in Action continues to deliver to homeless families and individuals in hostels in charity secured tenancies, in the Women‘s Refuge, families in Newton area and referred families from other sources. We have restarted a pickup of unsold food from Alison St. Greggs much to the delight of hostel clients. We do our best to honour our commitment to help our neighbours and we do it thanks to all who send us food and money to keep our shelves filled that we might share with those whose shelves are empty.
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