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Over 100 Families Supported with Festive Food Fund

More than one hundred families across Perth and Kinross received food, household essentials and some ‘Christmas treats’ over the festive season.

The Perth and Kinross Council’s Parenting and Family Learning Team offered this support to families through the Fuelled for Fun food insecurity fund.

Lifelong Learning Convener, Councillor Caroline Shiers said: “Celebrating Christmas can be a challenge for families because of the costs involved. This collaboration is our way of helping to make the festive period special for those families who are most in need of some additional support, and enable them to make lifelong memories together. Our very own ‘elves’ have put the hampers together and have made some very special deliveries to families in time for Christmas!” 

These hampers provided support to 108 families and 245 children during the Christmas break.

A spokesperson for the Perth and Kinross Council explained: “Fuelled for Fun provides grant funding for community groups and initiatives to deliver local programmes, projects or activities that help address food insecurity and enable children, young people and families to access a healthy meal.

“Among the community organisations that have been supported with funding are Letham4All, Jeanfield Swifts Community Football Club and the Blairgowrie and Rattray Development Trust, as well as other initiatives this winter including Letham Together, and Community Link Worker Projects at both Perth High School and St John’s RC Academy. Through these projects and programmes at least 300 other families have been assisted.”

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