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Devon County Council has started sending out emergency food parcels to vulnerable residents who have been told by the Government to "Shield" from COVID-19.
Volunteer staff, redeployed from other council services like 'Active Devon', have been packing up the boxes at a distribution hub on the outskirts of Exeter.
The parcels, which are free and contain seven days-worth of food for one person, are being delivered using vehicles driven by Civil Enforcement Officers from the County Council’s parking team, who would normally be giving out parking tickets.
Phil Norrey, Devon County Council’s Chief Executive, said: