In April, Detective Constable Georgia McCormack (Lincolnshire Police) set out to help members of her local community who were struggling, due to the Coronavirus pandemic. After setting up a food bank, she then worked tirelessly with the local parish and schools to identify the families who may have been in need of a helping hand.
As well as running the food bank, Georgia is a full-time Detective Constable for Lincolnshire Police’s Protecting Vulnerable Persons (PVP) Unit and also the mother of three young children.
DC McCormack said: “Local people were starting to struggle with the impact of Coronavirus so I wanted there to be a resource they can use to support themselves and their families on a short-term basis, to get themselves immediate help while they get themselves back on their feet again.
“I have seen families now starting to thrive again after using the foodbank for a few weeks and I feel very proud to be able to help them in this way.”
In her spare time on Christmas Eve, she managed to help even more families celebrate the festive season by opening the food bank, making sure families did not go without.
Husband Dan McCormack, who is also a full-time police sergeant said:
“My wife does this in addition to not only being a full time Detective with Lincolnshire Police, but also being a wonderful mother to our three children who are all under 10 years old. I am immensely proud of what she has achieved in such a short amount of time.”
DC McCormack added: “It’s important that people reach out if they are in need, or if they know others that need help in what has been a really difficult year. Local food banks are available in most villages, towns and cities, so please don’t be afraid to use them if needed.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone that donates to the foodbank. The support has been overwhelming and this would not have been possible without such kind and generous people!”
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