Money will go toward fresh food items, new staff position at a time when ‘the people we’re seeing aren’t your typical food bank user’
The Helping Hand Food Bank in Bradford recently received a grant of $35,600 from the 2022 Emergency Food Security Fund.
The fund is administered by Food Banks Canada and funded by the Government of Canada, specifically Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Emergency Food Security Fund, and was the fourth intake round of COVID-19 relief.
“We’ve worked hard for the past two years to access grant funding for our food bank as the need in our community has never been greater,” said Coun. Jonathan Scott. “It’s great news that we now have a $35,000 grant funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada that will help purchase food and cover overhead costs at the food bank.
“With the price of food increasing and the impacts of the pandemic…