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Spalding area councillor calls for an end to stockpiling in a bid to help struggling families

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Following the government's announcement of school closures from tomorrow (Friday), South Holland District Councillor Harry Drury is urging shoppers to think of those who may be struggling to feed their families.

Coun Drury previously offered to help the elderly and vulnerable residents of Spalding by delivering essential supplies to those unable to leave their homes and has now extended this offer to families in a similar position.

Speaking today Coun Drury said: "There are many school children and parents who rely on the free meals provided by schools who will struggle now that the schools are closing."

Harry Drury (Con) (8979806)
Harry Drury (Con) (8979806)


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Coun Drury, Councillor for St Mary's Ward, is hoping to deliver non-perishable foods to the families most affected by the school closures but says supermarket stock shortages pose a problem.

He said: "Through donations and a voluntary service I will be offering to help families in need, however I will not be able to do this if the shelves in the supermarkets are bare.

"I have just been to Sainsbury's and there is nothing to be had.

"I wouldn't have been able to provide a meal for anyone if that had been the purpose of my visit today and I am very concerned.

"I am asking residents to think of others at this time and to remember that if they are able to leave their house to only purchase what they need from supermarkets."

If you require any help in sourcing essential supplies Councillor Drury can be contacted on 01775 888 314 or via email hdrury@sholland.gov.uk.

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