SOLIHULL Council has awarded just over £10,000 in grant funding to a local synagogue to help support local families.
The money will be used to provide hot meals for vulnerable residents during the pandemic.
The Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation is one of six organisations in Solihull to be awarded money from the Essential Food Grant as part of a wider support package from the Government.
The volunteer run organisation places emphasis on a holistic approach, aiming to benefit the wider community as well as the vulnerable individuals.
On average they deliver 90 meals a week, which means a number of residents receive some much needed social interaction in addition to a nutritious meal.
People who are vulnerable and might benefit from this service should contact Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation at [email protected].
Councillor Alison Rolf, cabinet member for stronger and safer communities said: “We’re here to help our community this winter, especially during this challenging period.
“There are a number of food banks within the borough, however this organisation provides hot meals direct to the doorsteps of our community.”
Rabbi Yehuda Pink of Solihull and District Hebrew Congregation said: “The support of Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council has enabled us to expand the service we provide to vulnerable elderly people in the borough.
“It also provides a welcome boost to our volunteers by acknowledging the excellence of the work they do to reduce deprivation and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We want Solihull residents to know that they may be at home, but they are not alone. We are here to support them through this difficult time.”