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King's Community helping those in need

Over 20 members of King's Bruton staff helped deliver much needed food parcels to those socially isolating, in and around Bruton
Mrs Vigers-Belgeonne delivering food parcels to those living in and around the Bruton area
Mrs Vigers-Belgeonne delivering food parcels to those living in and around the Bruton area
King’s Bruton and the local Post Office at Church Bridge Stores have teamed up to provide food deliveries for over 100 elderly people in the local area. Using our fleet of minibuses, King’s staff will work on a rota over the next few weeks to deliver food parcels to the elderly in Bruton, Cole, Pitcombe, Batcombe and Brewham. 

Working in conjunction with Bruton Post Office, up to 23 local King’s staff have volunteered for various roles which include driving buses, delivering the food to doorsteps and even travelling to the wholesale merchants to buy the food.  The dining room will be covered in grey boxes and then filled with pre-ordered provisions. These will then be loaded into the back of our minibuses. Staff will operate in a chain but the space will allow us to socially distance.

The food boxes will also have a small King’s card to display in windows for future drops, because finding some of these remote locations with no numbers or accurate postcodes has been difficult. Armed with only an address saying ‘The Old Forge’ proved a challenge! School fridges and freezers will also be requisitioned for our biggest food drop yet.

Once the Post Office has a means of delivering the stores, without help, King's Bruton will do a weekly delivery to the elderly living at the alms-house, Sexey's Hospital, Bruton.  

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