HERE is the photographic evidence of Blackburn with Darwen's voluntary and community groups helping to feed vulnerable and self-isolating during the Coronavirus crisis.

The organisations - including Age UK BwD, Benefit Mankind, Blackburn Foodbank, Blackburn Youth Zone, BwD Healthy Living, Care Network, and Masjid E Tauheedul Islam Community Care - have delivered thousands of hot meals and food parcels to grateful residents

They have supported Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Help Hub operation to ensure that local people with no family, friends or neighbours to help them during lockdown are able to feed themselves and their families.

Benefit Mankind has provided emergency food packs across the whole of Lancashire, with an average of 200 packs going out each day.

Blackburn Youth Zone's 'Covid-19 Whatever It Takes' project has been providing 80 meals a day to their members and their families.

Age UK Blackburn with Darwen volunteers have completed 169 shopping trips to get their clients the food and essential items they needed.

Blackburn Foodbank has delivered enough food to cook around 16,000 meals, supporting over 1,700 vulnerable people, almost half of which are children. They’ve also delivered household essentials like toiletries to over 650 homes.

Masjid E Tauheedul Islam Community Care has delivered almost 6,000 gift packs of food.