Taxi and transport firms delivering to vulnerable during coronavirus crisis

A BIG-HEARTED army of taxi and transport firms is playing their part in the emergency operation to support vulnerable residents with food and other provisions during the coronavirus pandemic.

A wide range of firms and their drivers, who would usually be transporting children to Wirral schools or other residents to day centres, have instead been enlisted to transport emergency food parcels to vulnerable residents across the borough.

Some have also been delivering breakfasts, lunches and meals and other food supplies to families on behalf of local schools.

The companies that have been involved so far are:

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  • A1A travel
  • A2B Travel
  • Airport Direct Taxis
  • Argyle Satellite
  • Ark Community Transport
  • A Team Wirral
  • Eye Cabs
  • GK Travel
  • GM Travel
  • Handy Cars
  • Home and Away Travel
  • JK Travel
  • Merseycare Transport
  • M W Transport
  • R B Travel
  • R & J Travel

Praising the companies' involvement, a Wirral Council spokesperson told the Globe: "These firms are ordinarily contracted by the council to do home to school transport or taking adults to day centre.

"However, as those services are largely not needed at the moment, they are instead undertaking this invaluable humanitarian work to get deliveries from the emergency food hub to the homes of our most vulnerable residents.

"In keeping with so much of the work going on at the food hub, everyone involved is putting in a tremendous effort and demonstrating an unwavering commitment to helping others during this crisis; they deserve a lot of credit for the role they are playing."

Drivers from other organisations are also involved in the massive transport efforts of emergency food, including Involve Northwest, Magenta Living and the Hive Youth Zone.

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