Business grant awarded to help keep district food bank afloat - The Leamington Observer

Business grant awarded to help keep district food bank afloat

A BUSINESS grant has been awarded to Warwick District Foodbank to help it it continue with its work in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Warwick District Council (WDC) awarded £45,000 in funding to the charity after the increase in demand has dramatically increased over the past two years.

It is hoped that the funding will help to put this vital service on a more sustainable footing.

Coun Richard Hales, spokesperson for resources at WDC said: “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.”

The Foodbank’s operations manager, Andy Bower added: “At Warwick District Foodbank we welcome this funding to support businesses and charities impacted by Covid-19.

“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.”

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