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New social enterprise to tackle food poverty

Published: 19/09/2019

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to endorse and support a ground-breaking initiative in Wales - the proposal for a new social enterprise model which will make a significant contribution to reducing food poverty in the County when it meets later this month.

The County Council and its partners, Clwyd Alyn and Can Cook, have provided support to some of our most vulnerable residents, making sure they have access to good fresh food through a number of initiatives over the last 18 months which have included the “Share your Lunch” scheme which has been running during the school summer holidays for the past two years.

The Council and its partners have looked at a number of options which would ensure the development of a longer term and sustainable solution to food poverty.

The preferred option is a new social enterprise with the three partners having equal rights for the management and delivery of the operation. Food will be prepared in Flintshire through a number of hub locations with a main food preparation hub in the Shotton area.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Dave Hughes, said:

“Share Your Lunch has proved to be a big success, making a real difference to hundreds of people in our community.  We want to develop a more sustainable solution to food poverty.  The mission of the company will be to ‘connect everyone with good fresh food’.  Food would be prepared in Flintshire through a number of hubs locations with a main food preparation hub in the Shotton area.”


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