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Sanctuary helping to tackle food poverty

11 November 2020
A food box containing fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, pasta and other food items

Food poverty is a longstanding issue that affects families in communities all over the country. Sanctuary is committed to playing its part in tackling the issue and helping to find sustainable long-term solutions.

Through our Community Investment programme, we have provided nearly £28,000 of funding this year for projects helping to address food poverty. These include foodbanks, cooking projects teaching people essential skills and emergency food parcel delivery schemes.

We also support a range of projects specifically aiming to tackle ‘holiday hunger’ – where families experience difficulties providing adequate nutritional food for their children during school holidays. These include:

Marie-Claire Wattison, Sanctuary’s Head of Community Investment, said: “Food poverty is one of the biggest challenges we face as a country; it’s heartbreaking to think that so many people are struggling to put nutritious food on the table.

“We are committed to doing all we can to change this and will continue to work closely with our communities to ensure that help is available for those who need it.”


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