Rangers are supporting Craven District Council to deliver free Morrisons food parcels to community hubs during the Covid-19 ‘lockdown’.
They will pick up essential supplies from Morrisons’ supermarket in Skipton tomorrow (29 April) for the fourth week in a row.
The National Park Authority staff are due to collect 42 boxes of supplies and drop them of at seven locations – Skipton food bank, Grassington Hub, Settle Victoria Hall, Bentham Community Youth Café and to Age UK in Settle, Ingleton and Hellifield – for volunteers to distribute to people most in need.
The leader of Craven District Council, Richard Foster, who is also a Member of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, said: “We are doing everything we can to support local community organisations in their work to help distribute essential supplies to those who are vulnerable, self-isolating or shielding.
“It’s great that we are able to work with Morrisons and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority to help in this magnificent effort which is taking place across Craven.”
The Chairman of Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Carl Lis, added: “Our ranger service is able to reach the most remote communities in the National Park, so we are only too pleased to be able to play our part in supporting this fantastic initiative.”
A Morrisons spokesperson said: “We’re doing everything we can to play our part in feeding the nation, which is why we contacted Craven District Council to ask them to reach out to community support organisations in the district so we could supply food parcels for the most vulnerable in their communities”.