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Feed Newport launches a new project to further help those in need

Feed Newport have launched a new community project which offers cultural food parcels to minority ethnic people throughout the city.

The initiative, run by Feed Newport and supported by Bawso, Comic Relief & National Emergencies Trust is available from January until July 31st 2021, through a referral basis from an organisation or charity.

Feed Newport aim to deliver as many of these parcels as possible to people with specific dietary requirements such as Halal, gluten free, vegan & vegetarian.

Gemma Walker, Manager of Feed Newport said: "We are delighted to be able to provide this fantastic service and help the communities hit hardest during this pandemic, especially as help is often hard to find."

The team at Feed Newport rely on local businesses, the community and online network to source these special dietary products alongside the current grant that has been awarded which has secured this project for the next 6 months.

Feed Newport is based in Pillgwenlly, a multicultural and diverse community which has been hit the hardest during the pandemic.

The project also offers support to people who are homeless, refugees, older people, people fleeing domestic violence, and those at risk through living in poverty.

Gemma adds: “We have proved to be an essential helpline to many and at a time when it's needed most, it's very rewarding to know that your actions have helped those less fortunate."

"We have found that a standard food parcel does not necessarily cater for all and there are a lot of people that can't eat certain foods for intolerance or Religious reasons. It is therefore important that we adapt to cater for everyone's needs."

"When this initiative is over, we hope that supermarkets, foodbanks and other organisations will understand the importance of providing and making available a variety of cultural food."

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