McMillan welcomes food funding for Inverclyde families

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has welcomed confirmation Inverclyde families unable to access food due to coronavirus will get support from the Scottish Government.

Local authorities are sharing £30 million of new investment from the Scottish Government Food fund to support those struggling.

Inverclyde have been allocated £565,000 from the fund. The funding is one part of the £350 million Communities Fund.

The funding will support those most in need including families with children who are eligible for free school meals, older people, those with long-term health conditions and pregnant women.

Councils will have flexibility to use this additional resource in ways that best meet emerging local needs and circumstances, working with community groups and businesses to support home delivery, provide financial help and meet dietary requirements.

Commenting, Stuart said:

“Coronavirus has brought enormous disruption to all of our lives, and some people will be concerned about accessing food.

“This investment will help those in Inverclyde who are most at risk, such as older people and children eligible for free school meals, to access food through this unprecedented crisis.

“Free school meals are vital for families across Inverclyde and are an important way of ensuring children receive the nutritious food they need. That is why it is so important that support continues while schools remain closed.

“This is just one part of the support the Scottish Government is providing to individuals and businesses to protect jobs and incomes.”

One thought on “McMillan welcomes food funding for Inverclyde families

  1. Joanne Coyle

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