Glasgow has re-entered lockdown, as the infection rate for Covid-19 continues to rise. Many people will face challenges in accessing food, because they are self-isolating, ill or generally vulnerable. Unlike the first lockdown, there will not be parcels routinely delivered to people who are shielding or vulnerable. However, Glasgow City Council and GCVS’s Glasgow Helps service are working in partnership with third sector food and transport providers across the city to meet needs.
The purpose of the fund is to complement and respond to gaps in the city’s response to supporting people with food insecurity caused by Covid-19 and lockdown. The new Glasgow Food Fund is intended to meet some of the gaps and deal with some of the issues faced by particular groups, not to replace the basic infrastructure already in place.
The funding will be targeted at communities who would be excluded or whose needs would not be met appropriately by the current structure, because of language barriers, culturally specific needs, or similar matters.
THE GLASGOW FOOD FUND CLOSES AT 5PM ON 26TH JANUARY 2021.