A COMMUNITY farm in Ellesmere Port s working flat out to meet the demands of people affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity Bridge Community Farm have launched a dedicated service to ensure that vulnerable and elderly people continue to receive vital provisions during the Covid-19 crisis.

The charity urgently requires more volunteer drivers and an additional van to help with the distribution of their popular weekly fresh vegetable boxes.

Clair Johnson, general manager of Bridge Community Farm, said: “We are being inundated with enquiries from older people who are confined to home and worried about getting fresh food. We have increased our capacity to get more supplies out.

“For our more vulnerable customers we are also including daily phone calls and offers to shop for them and collect medication.

“The situation has become even more urgent since the Government advised everybody other than key workers to stay at home as much as possible.

“Our wonderful staff are continuing to maintain our growing spaces and tend our plants and crops to meet the demand of our vegetable boxes. We are, as always, enforcing strict hygiene measures.”

Bridge Community Farm is based in Ellesmere Port and supports those coping with mental health and learning difficulties in the therapeutic environment of their 10-acre farm in Ellesmere Port.

They also create jobs for the long term unemployed growing fresh vegetables, salads, herbs and fruit in their fields and poly tunnels.

The Farm is currently closed to the public.

For more information or if you can volunteer as a driver on Tuesday morning between 8.30am-12pm (own car needed and an i-Phone are the only pre-requisites) please visit https://bwgardens.co.uk/ or call 07446 699995.

To sign up to the veg box scheme go to www.bwgardens.co.uk