An 'amazing' community project has seen dozens of families helped across Bracknell Forest.

Volunteers from the Easthampstead Rotary Club in Bracknell have helped feed families in need during the summer holidays.

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The initiative dubbed as The Box of Hope sees volunteers from the local community partner with the Kerith Community Church packing and delivering food boxes to scores of families in need.

Lynn Davidson, project leader, said: "Wow - what a week it's been for our Box of Hope team"

"We have delivered food and family necessities plus selected games and treats to more than 60 families in need of help and support over this summer holiday period."

At the end of August, volunteers helped 98 adults and 150 children across the borough not go hungry.

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One family praised the scheme and said: "The boxes have been an amazing help to me and my young family. The children really love the games and the little surprises they get. We're so grateful.'.

Families were referred to the project by local schools, churches and community groups.

The Easthampstead Rotary volunteers helped pack the Boxes of Hope and with their 'get-togethers' suspended during coronavirus, members have been donating their time and meal costs to the Bracknell and Wokingham Foodbanks, The Cowshed, and now to the Box of Hope initiative.

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