Edinburgh Food Project launched

A food distribution network is set to be created to help Edinburgh’s most vulnerable citizens.

The project is set to be created as part of an unique partnership between the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council (EVOC) and the wider community and voluntary sector.

The plans will see over 3,000 emergency food parcels delivered across the first fortnight to people who are having difficulty accessing food as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Further roll out will take place following this, based on demand.

The partnership, created from the capital’s £1.65m share of the Scottish Government Food Fund, will see the authority identify those most in need for the food and essential items with EVOC responsible for the distribution.

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