Warwick District Foodbank receives £45k council grant

By James Smith

14th Apr 2022 | Local News

(Image by Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)
(Image by Katielee Arrowsmith SWNS)

Warwick District Foodbank has been given a £45,000 boost to keep help it continue to support local people after the pandemic.

The charity, which provides emergency food and support to local people, has faced a huge increase in demand over the past two years.

And the money from Warwick District council is hoped to make the service more sustainable.

"At Warwick District Foodbank we welcome this funding to support businesses and charities impacted by Covid-19," said the foodbank's operations manager, Andy Bower.

"People engaging with our service are facing impossible decisions during these challenging times.

"This grant will help us support people in our local community who are being pushed deeper into poverty and struggling to put food on the table, while we work towards a future where no-one needs to visit a foodbank to get by."

In Kenilworth the foodbank is open from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Kenilworth Centre every Friday.

Donations are accepted in many of the town's supermakets.

Cllr Richard Hales added: "We're really pleased to be able to support Warwick District Foodbank in its work to help those most in need locally.

"We hope this funding will give this charity the lifeline it needs as it recovers from the economic impact of the pandemic so that it can continue to make a big difference to the lives of those who are struggling."


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