Food for Life Get Togethers have granted £70,000 to local organizations across the UK for COVID-19 response actions.
The money will fund community support initiatives, including fresh food supplies for low-income households, growing kits to enable people to grow their own food when they are self-isolating, and online cookery classes so that families can learn to cook from scratch in a fun way.
Many of the grants are funding activities and projects that will enable people to lead healthier lifestyles and connect with food in their communities beyond the lockdown.
Successful applicants include Skillshop, Halifax, who will be using their grant to provide one hot meal a day and social connections for adults with special educational needs and disabilities through doorstep delivery and a chat.
Taraggan, an organisation serving people in Bargoed, Wales, will be delivering growing kits to low-income households. Taraggan hope that the main benefit of the grant will be improved mental wellbeing for all who receive the packs and something to focus on with produce to cook and consume once grown.
The funding comes from The National Lottery Community Fund and 70 grants of £1,000 have been awarded to successful applicants from across the UK.
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