Dorset’s food banks, businesses and community groups urged to register with Help and Kindness.
Does your business or community group play a role in the supply of food or medicine to people in Dorset? If yes, please register your organisation’s details on the Help and Kindness website to support local residents this winter.
The effort to boost registrations is part of the #DorsetTogether community response to COVID-19 and aims to tackle the social and economic impact of the pandemic.
All local businesses or groups that offer food, hot meals or other helpful services to the community, such as:
.Community fridges and ‘social supermarkets’
.Farm shops and local village stores
.Pubs, restaurants and cafes
.Hot food delivery services or takeaways
are encouraged to complete the easy online form.
By registering you will be helping to make Help and Kindness a single point of information where the public and professionals can find help for themselves or someone in need.
Cllr Laura Miller, Dorset Council Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health said: “Access to food and local support services is a key issue this winter and we want to make it easy as possible for people to find out where they can turn to if they need help.
“Some people may be in financial difficulties and need to find out where their nearest foodbank is. “For others it might be that they are unwell and on their own and need to find out where they can order some hot food to be delivered.
Cllr Jill Haynes, Dorset Council Portfolio holder for Customer and Community Services said: “We know there’s so much help and support out there, but it’s not always easy to find.
“The Help and Kindness database maps and lists all the support from across the voluntary, public and private sectors so that people can find services that are available in their village or town.
“By registering your business on the Help and Kindness website you will be making it easier for people to find your service and helping to ensure no one goes without support this winter.”
Register your organisation now at:www.helpandkindness.co.uk/add-a-listing-to-helpandkindness