SUPPORTERS of a Wrexham community food bank scheme have been thanked for their ongoing generosity.

Pant councillor David Maddocks told the Leader that due to covid-19, many households are struggling due to furlough and other reasons.

To help them, he explained, the community has rallied and created a food bank delivery scheme to get essential supplies to those who need them.

"We've done what we can to help as many people as possible," he said.

"And it's not just my ward either - so far we have done two food bank deliveries around Pant Ward in Rhos and around the local areas like Ruabon, Cefn Mawr, Ponciau and Johnstown.

"We reached out to companies to help and we have had a lot of donations from local people as well.

"It has all been very good quality food and we have volunteers who have been delivering them."

Cllr Maddocks said the scheme - which started about two weeks ago - has so far had a good response.

Since its creation, it has delivered food to about 100 homes.

"We launched it on Facebook, just asking anyone who needed help to message us," he continued.

"Word got round and people have been so grateful.

"I'd really like to thank everyone who has supported us, including our team; James Masters Read, Claudia Parr, Donna Davies, Pauline Jones and my mum Hilary Maddocks who has been helping to pack the food bags.

"A big thanks also to the many residents who have donated food and to the companies which have supported us as well; Morrisons, Lyan Packaging, Farmfoods, Spar, Crown Cars and Yellow Cars taxi companies.

"The reason it was launched was to help families which are struggling and we are trying to keep it going for as long as we can. "We're doing another delivery on Monday.

"Anyone who needs help can contact me on Facebook and via the Pant Ward Community Facebook page.

"It is done discreetly so that people have dignity and respect."