A PARISH council is offering their support to vulnerable families this afternoon with essential food items.

Plantation Hall in Heybridge is open until 2pm for those in need of support.

A spokesman said: “If you know of anybody that needs support, please let them know about this.

"Many of the people who may need help may not use social media so please knock and give them our contact details.

"Council may also be able to deliver should people be isolating."

For details, call 01621 852471 or 07523 339928.