We were featured along side our partners New Wortley Community Centre on BBC Look North last night where we discussed our Touchstone Loves food Project. In the past week we have helped over 400 families by purchasing food and delivering it all over East and South Leeds.  50% of people receiving emergency food parcels are from BAME communities.  Our staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly to buy, pack and deliver food parcels and taking the opportunity to check-in with people to make sure they are coping as best they can and offering support to those that aren’t.   This support is vital to the wellbeing of the individual and also reduces the pressure on the NHS.  Support has been given in various ways; we have had friendly chats to make sure people know someone is thinking of them but we have also undertaken a number of vital suicide interventions.  Covid-19 has given a whole new set of worries and problems to people already struggling to cope. Follow the link to catch up on iPlayer – https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000jttn/look-north-yorkshire-evening-news-04062020

If you want to know more about our Touchstone Loves Food Project, please follow the link – https://touchstonesupport.org.uk/touchstone-loves-food-be-kind-and-generous-to-others-it-makes-you-feel-good/