Newman Health & Wellbeing staff help deliver local food parcels

03/06/2020 by Sinead Staunton

food parcels delivered by newman health & wellbeing

Newman Health & Wellbeing, as part of Newman University, seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and make a positive contribution to the communities and organisations to which they belong. One of the ways they have been able to do that during this current crisis is through involvement in the delivery of food parcels to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the local community.

Newman Health & Wellbeing Development Manager, Melanie Glass, has been volunteering up to four evenings a week with B32 CommUNITY – a social enterprise based in Quinton where Melanie lives. They are one of the 60 community partners and organisations from across Birmingham working with The Active Wellbeing Society to support vulnerable communities during this time.

Melanie comments “This week will see us distribute our 1000th food parcel locally around Quinton, Woodgate and Bartley Green. Many within our local community are struggling at this time – and providing a weekly food parcel is just one of the ways we can support them”.