The Mayor and Mayoress of Louth, Councillor Darren and Sarah-Jayne Hobson, took the opportunity this week to visit the Louth Morrisons store to thank the Community Champions Team for their hard work and commitment during the Coronavirus Crisis.
Since the end of March the Community Champions Team have been taking telephone orders and delivering to residents shielding, “in fact the telephone calls themselves” revealed Duty Manager Scott Gladding “are taken by Amanda, a member of staff who was shielding herself and working from home!”.
Kieran, the van driver of the Community Champions Team, starts her delivery round at 7am, which also includes Care Homes, covering an area as far as Sutton on Sea, and although there are usually between 10-15 drop-offs each day, at the height she was dealing with 25 orders daily.
Alongside this community scheme, every week Morrisons have supplied free produce to the Neighbourhood Kitchen and the Food Bank Community Larder, helping those who are most in need.
Councillor Hobson thanked all those who were part of the team, and hoped that the scheme, which was due to come to an end, would be allowed to continue to assist residents that were still feeling too vulnerable to shop in the town.