£14,000 of Financial Support for All Conwy County Food Banks

Written by on 22/04/2020

Financial Support for All Conwy County Food Banks

Conwy County Borough Council has given nearly £14,000 to help restock all recognised food banks across the countydue to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Conwy Council received funding from Welsh Government last year to support potential food shortages and food poverty as a consequence of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit. This funding has been repurposed to support local food banks and their reduction in food donations as a result of the Coronavirus crisis.

Foodbanks in Penmaenmawr, Llanfairfechan, Conwy, Conwy Valley, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Abergele and Kinmel Bay are all now operational following this financial support.

The funding allows all ten foodbanks to continue producing food parcels for residents within the county who are eligible for foodbank support.

Funds were allocated according to the amount of food each food bank distributed.

Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “This is clearly a very challenging time for everybody, but no more so than for our most vulnerable residents. This support will directly help those in our communities who are most in-need and I hope it goes some way to making a difference.

“There is a tremendous community spirit around the county and I would ask everyone to look out for each other and check on neighbours and vulnerable people in our towns and villages.

“No matter how small, every positive and kind action can make a real difference.”

Information on local community Food Banks can be found at: www.dewis.wales

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