MEMBERS of a Flintshire project have been thanked for their hard work in supporting communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

At Mold Town Council's monthly meeting - held via Zoom on Wednesday evening - councillors heard from James Hunt, founder of Nanny Biscuit.

The project has run several initiatives over recent years from Christmas dinners for vulnerable residents to a telephone befriending service and subsidised bags full of nutritious food for children.

Mr Hunt told the meeting Nanny Biscuit has set up a food warehouse on Deeside where it puts together the subsidised bags as well as emergency food packs for people referred by partner organisations.

"We sell £25 worth of food for £16 which is aimed at families," he explained.

"We have also been working in partnership with Money Supermarket to deliver pre-made meals to homeless and vulnerable people in Rhyl, Wrexham, Flintshire, Chester and Ellesmere Port and we have just done our 5,000th one.

"We also now have over 20 volunteers who befriend people by phone."

Nanny Biscuit has also started to do "Covaid" concerts for care homes, with entertainers performing outdoors.

Mold Mayor Cllr Teresa Carberry said: "I'd like to thank you for everything you have done for our community and other communities. "You've done some incredible work and made such a difference to so many people - and I know you are going to continue to do so."

Mr Hunt told the Leader as the name of the group was inspired by his nan, Nanny Biscuit has a wall dedicated to nans who have passed away.

He is inviting the public to send a picture of their nan to or via the project's Facebook page to add to the wall and a candle will be lit every day the team is at its site in their memory.

The project is now also calling for volunteers to help with a project to spruce up Deeside Community Hospital's sensory garden.

Anyone who would like to find out more about volunteering with or accessing support from Nanny Biscuit can search for the project on Facebook or call its helpline: 07726 230 989.