Today, Anglesey County Council has confirmed to commit £30,000 to help support Anglesey’s Food Banks.
During this critical time Food Banks will play an essential role in helping those who are in need and will be a lifeline to many families in the coming weeks.
Anglesey County Council’s Leader, Cllr Llinos Medi said, “Nobody in our community should have to face going hungry and that is why we are committing this money, to allow the food banks to carry on with the amazing work they do.”
Demand has already increased for both the Amlwch and Holyhead food banks in the past week and demand is likely to grow as we progress through the Coronavirus situation; having announced that the over 70s and those with chronic health conditions have been advised to self-isolate for long periods and now with schools being closed.
The authority has committed to support those wanting to help in partnership with Menter Môn and Medrwn Môn, and we have already seen the generosity of some individuals and community groups.
Llinos added, “I’m proud to see how the community of Anglesey has come together. In the past few days alone Holyhead Town Hall have donated all their food stocks to the food banks and local charity, Cefnogi Elusen have also kindly donated £1,000 to allow the food banks purchase hygiene products. Not forgetting all the support from local businesses and the generosity of Anglesey Council’s staff, donating time, money and food.”
“The council is now working with a local supplier to buy stocks of food which will cover the island’s population. However these funds won’t last very long and that’s why I’m also urging the public to donate what they can. Menter Môn have established a Go Fund Me Page to support the food banks and have set an ambitious target of £20,000 which will go towards supporting those in need.”
“Please take care of one another.”
For further information on the Go Fund Me page. For information on Anglesey’s Food Banks follow this link: https://anglesey.foodbank.org.uk/