'Struggling' mum-of-five brought to tears after stranger leaves meals for her children on doorstep

Andy Wells
·Freelance Writer
·2 min read
The note was left with food for Emma Frost's children. (Reach)
The note was left with food for Emma Frost's children. (Reach)

A mother-of-five broke down in tears after a kind-hearted stranger donated bags of food for her children on her doorstep.

Emma Frost, from Blacon, Chester, is currently self-isolating with her family after her partner’s brother tested positive for coronavirus.

She said she was “shocked” when her eldest child found two large bags of shopping and five children's lunch bags sitting outside her front door.

Bags of shopping and lunches were left outside Emma Frost's home. (Reach)
Bags of shopping and lunches were left outside Emma Frost's home. (Reach)
The note that was left with the shopping for Emma Frost. (Reach)
The note that was left with the shopping for Emma Frost. (Reach)

A note had been left with the shopping with the words "a gift from our family to yours".

The act of kindness comes after the government opposed a motion tabled by Labour last week to extend free school meals into half-term, leaving many families struggling.

Watch: Labour calls for U-turn on free school meals

Frost 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.

"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.”

The note read: "Hi Emma, I'm doing food drops in the community, and someone has put your name forward to receive one. 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 12pm.

"No need to come to the door, I will knock, drop and leave. A gift from our family to yours.”

Emma Frost and her children are currently self-isolating. (Reach)
Emma Frost and her children are currently self-isolating. (Reach)

Thanking the stranger for "brightening her day up”, Frost added: "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."

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