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Bromsgrove charities and organisations who distribute food and other essentials to families in need throughout the District have benefited from nearly £70,000 of Government funds.

The cash is part of a £596k pot which was given to Worcestershire County Council by DEFRA as part of its Food and Well-being Grants Scheme and which had been split across local authorities.

In Bromsgrove the following was handed over;

 

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Amount:

To cover:

Hollywood Christian Life Centre (Wythall Foodbank)

£500.00

Food and Essentials

Basement Project (Foodbank)

£10,000

Catshill Baptist Church Foodbank

£15,000

Food and Essentials

NewStarts (Foodbank)

£20,436

Act on Energy

£15,000

Energy Debt and Bills

Total:

£60,936

 

Bromsgrove District Council’s Portfolio-Holder for Health and Well-Being, Cllr Shirley Webb, said: “We recognise there are people who live hand to mouth every day, sometimes not knowing where the next meal for their family will come from. This not acceptable and help is out there.

We have been working with our partners, including the YMCA to help distribute Happiness Hampers and our Starting Well Team to deliver Recipe Boxes to families in need over this half-term holiday. These include food, recipes with ingredients – thanks to Tesco and Aldi for these - and activities to keep the youngsters to keep and enjoy.

“Now, this latest funding will ensure these charities and organisations which provide a vital lifeline to families across Bromsgrove, can continue their amazing work.”

Council Leader Karen May added: “We are delighted to have received this cash from the County Council and the Government which is a welcome boost to our local charities and organisations who work so hard to ensure no-one goes hungry, or without the basic necessities, in Bromsgrove.”

For residents who are struggling at the moment help is at hand. Click on worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help or call 01905 768053.