Warwick district foodbank receives £52,000 funding boost - The Leamington Observer

Warwick district foodbank receives £52,000 funding boost

THE FOODBANK serving Warwick district has received a vital funding boost of £52,000.

The grant, provided by Warwick District Council, equates to £1,000 a week over the next financial year and was agreed at a recent full council meeting.

Councillors have since met up with staff and volunteers at the local foodbank to formally agree to the funding which will come out of WDC’s 2023/24 budget.

Andy Bower, Warwick District Foodbank Operations Manager said: “£1,000 per week will enable us to purchase additional food and essential household items as we continue to support the lives of those most in need in our local community who are struggling. This grant will make a real difference and we are delighted that the council has had the foresight to take this very positive initiative.”

WDC resources spokesman Coun Richard Hales continued: ” Warwick District Council is proud to support the important work of Warwick District Foodbank and I would like to express our gratitude to the volunteers and staff for their dedication and hard work in providing much needed assistance to so many in our community.”

Coun Christopher King, Ward Councillor for Leamington Clarendon said: “We recognise the critical role that food banks play in supporting people. We hope that this donation will make a positive impact on the lives of those in our community who are struggling, particularly during these challenging times.”

WDC safer communities spokeswoman Coun Judith Falp, added: “Food insecurity is a significant issue that affects many individuals and families. We remain committed to working alongside local organisations and initiatives to help support those who need it most.”


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