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Brighton & Hove City Council announces £30,000 emergency food fund to help tackle cost of living crisis

Graham Robson September 23, 2022

In response to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, Brighton & Hove City Council (BHCC) has announced a new fund to help community groups and organisations provide emergency food for people during winter 2022/23.

£30,000 has been made available for the Emergency Food Crisis Fund to support the most vulnerable people in Brighton & Hove who are most at risk of food insecurity.

Organisations can apply for funds up to a maximum of £5,000, depending on the number of beneficiaries they support.

Phelim Mac Cafferty

Councillor Phélim Mac Cafferty, leader of BHCC and Chair of the Policy & Resources Committee, said: “We are taking the cost of living crisis with the seriousness the situation deserves and understand the colossal pressures people are facing due to ever-rising food and energy prices. Although there have been government commitments, which will alleviate some of the pain for some of our most vulnerable residents, I remain deeply concerned.

“Although the funding that’s been announced is only a drop in the ocean, it will enable the council to provide some critically needed support to those who need it most right now.”

For more information about the Emergency Food Crisis Fund, visit the dedicated webpage.

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