As use of Wrexham Food Bank increases and food cupboards pop up in villages within the county borough, Wrexham Council has received funding from Welsh Government to employ a food network coordinator.
Wrexham Council has identified a number of priorities that will be looked at once the food network coordinator is in place. For example, the role is designed to pull together services across Wrexham County Borough ensuring that food businesses, voluntary and community organisations and community members are all able to work together. The aim is not only to reduce food poverty, but to improve the quality of emergency food and make access to food more equal to all people in the county borough.
One of the ways this will be achieved is to create a Food Partnership for the county borough and look at proven, effective ways to work together and reduce food poverty.
Cllr Beverley Parry-Jones, anti-poverty champion at Wrexham Council, said: “I am very happy to hear the Wrexham Council has received this funding from Welsh Government to establish the Food Partnership. Food inequality is a big issue, and I’m pleased to see it being addressed here in Wrexham by bringing together all the relevant organisations to make sure that services are working as one give to individuals and families living in Wrexham have to all the help and information available.”
For more information on help you may be entitled to, visit the council’s cost of living webpage.