LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. City council staff at a food hub on 6 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.

Photo Essay 30 March – 3 April

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During the Covid-19 lockdown, Liverpool City Council has been working hard to ensure that all residents categorised as ‘vulnerable’ or ‘shielded’ have been given adequate support. For some, that meant being provided with emergency food supplies.

Local government workers from the Culture Team and Transport Department were redelpoyed to help with this effort.

Pictures by Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.


Food parcels grouped by area for delivery to shielded residents across the city on 2 April 2020.
A member of staff from Culture Liverpool disinfects a table used to sort food items for shielded residents on 30 March 2020.

We’ve spoken to people who were down to their last tea bag with no idea where their next meal was coming from, it feels really good to be in a position to do something to help people like this.

Angie Redhead – Divisional Manager City Assets

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND. City council staff at a food hub on 6 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council.

The council has delivered more than 4,000 food parcels to people across the city

Liverpool City Council staff discuss sorting and delivery logistics for food supplies received from central government for distribution to shielded residents on 30 March 2020.
A driver from Liverpool City Council’s transport team delivers a food parcels to one of the city’s shielded residents on 2 April 2020. Picture: Jennifer Bruce/Liverpool City Council