Support to the most vulnerable in society
In Izmir, the municipality has stepped in to support local food producers directly through the launch of the campaign “We are There“. By setting up food aid packages, funded via donations online or directly in stores, the municipality delivers packages directly to vulnerable groups and economically disadvantaged families. In this way, less benefited members of society are supported as well as the local entrepreneurs and farmers.
During the outbreak of COVID-19 in Ireland, a local organization called Local Link has stepped up to the plate to provide support in rural areas. Local Link is offering a collect-and-deliver service where possible from pharmacies and local shops for passengers, delivering critical medical supplies for the elderly, the vulnerable, and the sick within rural areas. These services can be availed of by contacting the Local Link provider in their region directly. Delivering groceries, medications, and cleaning supplies as well as providing a friendly voice on the phone or through the window will give the most vulnerable among us the reassurance they need.