Food box scheme welcomed by Rachel Woods MLA

April 06, 2020 1 min read

Food box scheme welcomed by Rachel Woods MLA

Monday 06 April 2020

North Down Green Party MLA Rachel Woods has welcomed the Department of Communities announcement that a weekly food boxes service for the most vulnerable in society will be starting in the coming days.

“I’m pleased that Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has moved to provide 10,000 food boxes to help the most vulnerable people in our society. 

“Many have been isolating for several weeks now and some without families or friends to assist them. Other people don’t have the financial means to stay safe and healthy while staying at home. 

“Voluntary and community groups have gone above and beyond, taking up the initiative since this crisis began with
home deliveries, food bank collections and establishing soup kitchens. 

“It’s a welcome development that the Department will underpin this community level work with a formal scheme.”


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