Emma has been self-isolating with her kids since her partner's brother contracted coronavirus.
No matter how many lemons life throws at you, you might think that it's the end of the world. But sometimes, just sometimes, someone might come to your rescue. A struggling mother is a witness to it.
Emma Frost, a mother of 5 from Blacon, Cheshire was moved to tears after someone left food for her children outside her house's doorstep. The struggling mother had been self-quarantining ever since her partner's brother caught the novel coronavirus. The Cheshire Live reported that Emma expressed her gratitude to the person for brightening up her day.
It was Emma's eldest daughter who found two bags full of groceries at her doorstep, leaving the mum shocked. With it, was an emotional note that said the packages were a "gift from our family to yours." Elaborating Emma said, "My eldest went to the door as we were not expecting anyone and found the bags of shopping and five children's lunch bags."
She continued, "When she came in, she told me that someone had left the shopping with a note. When I read the note I teared up. I was shocked. It was totally unexpected." Inside she found the heartwarming note that read, "Hi Emma, I'm doing food drops in the community, and someone has put your name forward to receive one."
The note revealed that the kind-hearted person was doing anonymous rounds to drop off food at the doorsteps of people. The note continued, "I'm also doing kids packed lunches Mon-Fri. If you don't want to receive the kids' lunches, just send me a message. Otherwise, I'll drop them between 10:30 and 12 p.m." The stranger further disclosed that there was "no need to come to the door, I will knock, drop and leave. A gift from our family to yours."
Emma said that her kids were as surprised as her. "My 16-year-old was shocked and my five-year-old and four-year-old were both very excited. My 11-month old just wanted the biscuits he had spotted at the top of the bag," she said.
Just like the caring stranger had said things in the note for the family, Emma too had some things to say. "I would like to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. On a day where I was struggling mentally, you brightened it up. It is very much appreciated and it shows there are still some people sharing their humanity around."
The Scottish Sun reported that the stranger's act of kindness came after the motion to extend free school meals was refused by the government, leaving many families struggling. Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is campaigning for the cause to provide food to families and households on Universal Credit.
The Evening Standard reported that the Labour motion to extend free school meals until Easter 2021 was defeated by 261 votes, in a 322–majority 61, last week. Conservative backbencher Brendan Clarke-Smith (Bassetlaw), who was arguing against Labour’s proposal in the House of Commons, called the whole deal a "vicious circle."
MPs reject Labour motion to extend free school meals https://t.co/BBSqmuO2Si— Evening Standard (@EveningStandard) October 21, 2020
He continued, "We need to support families with early intervention and help with things such as budgeting and employment. The welfare state is rightly there as a safety net, but it is not however a replacement. Where is the slick PR campaign encouraging absent parents to take some responsibility for their children? I do not believe in nationalizing children."
"Instead, we need to get back to the idea of taking responsibility, and this means less celebrity virtue-signaling on Twitter by proxy and more action to tackle the real causes of child poverty," he added.
Talking about the issue, Emma said that she thought the government's decision was wrong as "there are more families in a worse situation than we are, and they could really do with the help." She added, "This will be amazing support to us this week as we are self-isolating due to my partners brother having a positive case of coronavirus."
"We try not to eat a lot in one day, even though most of us are really hungry."— Channel 4 Dispatches (@C4Dispatches) December 1, 2019
Almost 1 in 3 children in the UK are now growing up poor, like Cameron and his two sisters whose family rely on a food bank to help fill the fridge. pic.twitter.com/6YPUWKdX0e
The BBC reported the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying, "the government will support families and businesses, jobs and livelihoods, across the country," and that they will continue to do so. We're going to continue to do that."
He added, "We don't want to see children going hungry this winter, this Christmas, certainly not as a result of any inattention by this government—and you are not going to see that."