Joining forces with bikers to deliver food parcels to those in need

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Nottinghamshire Live reported on 20 March 2020:

A charity in Basford has called on the help of specialist blood bikes as they become inundated with requests from older people in need of food during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mesopotamia was founded by mum-of-three, Rachel Miller in 2015 and has a shop and café in Valley Road, Basford.

Both Rachel and her team of staff and volunteers work everyday to help people living in poverty but following the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent Government measures the charity has been overwhelmed by people in need.

Rachel said the focus has been creating food parcels for the over-70s who cannot leave their homes, or who have simply run out of food.

She has enlisted the help of the East Midlands Free Wheelers, a group of volunteers who deliver blood, breast milk and other vital medical supplies across the region to now deliver food packages in Nottingham.

Speaking of the Free Wheelers team, pictured above, Rachel said:

They are very good people and just prove its not about one group, its about joining up to help those in need.

“Having them on board, it’s massive. They’ve got the skills, they’re DBS checked which is so important.

Click to read more of how Mesopotamia and the bikers supported local people in need.

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