Question from: County Councillor Matthew Dorrance Subject: Council Response to Covid19 -Support for Food banks
As the Council works with key partners and agencies in response to COVID-19, what arrangements is it making to:
2: support local food banks who may see demand for food increase due to potential food shortages?
Response by the Leader:
In February 2020 as a result of receiving the Welsh Government Brexit Transition Fund – Food Poverty Grant, Powys County Council provided each of the 9 food banks in Powys (as registered with PAVO) £1657.44 in revenue funding. In addition foodbanks were invited to apply for capital funding with a total of £13,477 being awarded to foodbanks in Newtown, Knighton, Ystalyfera, and Llandrindod Wells.