“We would like to thank Co-op for their generosity, as these grants will make a real difference to the lives of local people who are experiencing really tough times, providing them with emergency food and addressing food insecurity for those most in need.”
Co-op Grants Provide Hot Lunches for Islanders
The Co-op Covid-19 Fund is tackling food poverty across the region, with funding supporting local foodbanks, day centres and charitable organisations to ensure vulnerable people don’t go hungry.
The grants programme was made possible thanks to customer purchases from the Co-op picnic range and funding was channelled through the National Emergencies Trust.
One group to benefit from a grant is Pan Together, based in Downside Community Centre in the heart of Pan in East Newport, which is providing hot meals to help those most affected by Covid-19.