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Northamptonshire agencies team up to provide food to vulnerable during coronavirus outbreak

The Hope Centre's 'Food Club' provides fruit and vegetables to those in need Credit: ITV Anglia

Several Northamptonshire charities have agreed to work together to ensure vulnerable people have enough food during the coronavirus crisis.

The Northamptonshire West Emergency Food Alliance has been formed to allow the organisations involved to share resources.

The Alliance are expecting a drop in volunteers, reduced donations and greater demand for help as a result of the pandemic.

A statement released by the group said: "The coronavirus presents a threat on a significant scale to society.

"Not just from people dying through getting the virus, but in relation to greatly expanded food poverty arising from business lay-offs and closures, and isolated people not having access to food, given shortages and panic buying."

It is formed of groups like the Sikh community, the Hope Centre and Shop Zero.

The Alliance said they plan to share food, volunteers and work together to obtain larger quantities of food from suppliers.

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