High Sheriff Julie Barton has visited community projects who have helped residents in their region during the Covid crisis.
S.H.I.N.E. (Support, Help in Nourishing Everyone) a food initiative is just one of only a few project visits the High Sheriff has been able to undertake to date since Lockdown commenced in March 2020.
S.H.I.N.E is looking to take their project to the next phase and is partnering with Carlisle Community Help Group Affordable Food scheme. Similar to the food pantry model the aim is to help those residents who are on benefits, or a low income and may be going through a difficult time struggling to pay bills.
Brampton will act as a Pick Up point and ordering service.
High Sheriff, Julie Barton, said: “I was delighted to visit S.H.I.N.E. It was wonderful to see the community in action, making such a positive difference to local people’s lives. Established during the pandemic, S.H.I.N.E.’s food initiatives and its volunteers’ cooperation across organisations within the Brampton area have been excellent at ensuring food parcels and meals reach those most in need.”
If you are a family or individual in the Brampton and surrounding area who is in need of food support you should contact the Affordable Food Hub either through the Carlisle Community Group 07394546877 or online via their website www.carlislecommunitygroup.co.uk
The High Sherrif also visited the Halbankgate Hub during her time in the Brampton area.