Volunteers are urgently needed to help deliver food to vulnerable residents, particularly in Prestwich and Whitefield.
Bury’s five new Community Hubs are up and running, co-ordinating efforts to ensure that people in need across the borough receive food, medicines and other support.
While those on the Government’s most vulnerable list are receiving food parcels, the hubs are identifying potentially up to 4,000 people who will also need vital help over the coming weeks.
Councillor David Jones, leader of Bury Council, said: “National crises always bring out the best in people, and we can already see large numbers of people volunteering in Bury to do whatever they can to keep their communities safe.
“A huge thanks to the very many residents and community groups who are already volunteering and making a huge contribution.
“Our hubs are working with health and social care staff, emergency services and community groups, actively seeking out those in our borough who we think need help the most, to get the most appropriate support to them. Let’s all volunteer and do our utmost to help people at this unprecedented time.”
To volunteer: go to https://www.buryvcfa.org.uk/ and fill in the online form.