Good News Mission approached Gwynt Y Môr's COVID-19 Response Grant during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic to deliver a Food Share Project Supporting Families In Crisis.
Good News Mission’s initial goal during COVID was to offer weekly food to 75 families- which was due to emergency need. This actually had run to nearly 100 families. They deliver to 49 families and the remainder collect from their church on a Wednesday.
As COVID has continued far longer than anticipated, those who were in receipt of “free” foodbank style food packages have all used up their quota. As their food share is open to all, they have seen a dramatic increase in clients. Working in partnership with all organisations including veteran charities throughout primarily Denbighshire to provide enough food for a week.
Initially blessed with “free food” from a food share based in Liverpool. After 6 months, they had to start paying for that service which was £682 per three months. After securing a fund for £5,000 Good News Mission were able to continue their vital work for families in Denbighshire.
Without our food share, we would have seen many families going to bed hungry. We have clients who previous to using ourselves were choosing whether to put electricity in the meter or food on the table. We have had many families impacted by COVID. Main breadwinners of the family who have lost jobs. Through the generous grant that we have been given we have been able to purchase microwaves for families in emergency housing such as hotels who have absolutely no cooking facilities and only our microwave to make the food- not affording to get take away every day. Without this grant, we would have hundreds of families struggling far more than they are. Thank you so much for your help!”
To see more of the amazing work Good News Mission does visit https://goodnewsmission.co.uk/