The causes of food poverty or insecurity are complex. It can affect those living on low incomes, but also people with limited access to transport, poor housing or physical or mental ill health.
Soothill Community Association received the first Coronavirus response fund grant to provide food packs to people who were shielding or at risk.
Suleman Aswat from the organisation said, “The objective of our project is to help people in need. It is a joint project between the Community Association and the local Dawatal Islam Mosque. The project is reliant on donations from members of the public who have helped and grants from organisations like One Community Foundation”.