Search

Over £24,000 for Shropshire Food Banks and Food Aid Organisations to Buy Fresh Fruit and Vegetables


Press Release 10/11/2020


Since the start of the pandemic in March, food banks and organisations supporting their communities with food have seen an increase in demand. These groups work hard to provide a vital service with dignity and compassion and this funding will allow them to increase the nutritional value of the food they offer as we head into the winter months.  


Emily Fay, Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance Coordinator explains,  


“Foodbanks and community food projects have been doing amazing work supporting people throughout Covid. We are really pleased that our application was successful and that they will be able to support children and families with fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the winter.” 


The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance will be administering a grant of £24,386 from the Food Power for Generation Covid initiative to ensure children and families have access to healthy fruit and vegetables during the coronavirus crisis. This grant is funded by Soccer Aid for UNICEF UK and will be distributed to food banks and food aid organisations across Shropshire.  


If you would like to hear more about the work the Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance is doing to support the county please visit the website. For advice and information on accessing support in Shropshire with food, housing and money issues please see the Shropshire Larder.


For further information contact: Sophie Padgett, sophie@shrewsburyfoodhub.org.uk