Councillor Andrew Joy, Hampshire County Council Executive Member for Communities, Partnerships and External Affairs said: “We are very grateful for the support of the voluntary sector in helping us to reach the families in most need. In particular, our thanks go to Community First who will distribute this funding via the established local networks. This will ensure that the money is targeted and allocated swiftly to existing food assistance projects and organisations across Hampshire.”
Tim Houghton of Community First said: “There has been a huge wave of collective support across Hampshire this half-term, and food banks, charities and organisations are pleased to be playing a crucial role in helping families and children impacted by the many effects of Covid-19."
Any vulnerable family in need of support with food at this time can visit the Hampshire County Council webpages - www.hants.gov.uk - where they will find local contact details for their nearest source of support.