Spennymoor Town Council, having received additional funding, have been able to help local vulnerable people by providing care packages.
A spokesperson for the council said: “We were really pleased to receive some further funding from the Spennymoor Area Action Partnership and Livin to go shopping and pull together more care packages for vulnerable people in Spennymoor.
“Spennymoor Police, The Learning Library (which works with children and young adults with Special Educational Needs) and Solan Connor Fawcett Family Cancer Trust supplied details of their clients or others they knew are vulnerable.
“Asda in Spennymoor was brilliant last week, allowing council staff to shop at 7am. They provided 150 free Bags for Life, and a dedicated check-out staffed by Rachel. We would like to say a big thank you to Rich, Debs and all of the Asda staff.
“Council staff and members made up the packages back at the Town Hall and helped with delivery alongside the wonderful volunteers from the Helping Spennymoor Group and Marion, manager of the Learning Library.
“It was heartwarming to see shelves almost fully stocked again and the craziness of the past couple of weeks seems to have subsided.
“This week has seen our final project, working with Livin, who provided a list of vulnerable clients. We are now handing over to a new project which is being run from the Spennymoor Youth and Community Centre.
“All leftover shopping and funding from the Town Council has been donated to this project to assist them going forward.”