RHA’s Lockdown Food Hamper Initiative

Through funding provided from Fermanagh Omagh District Council and The Asda Foundation, Rural Housing Association has been able to provide 116 families in rural locations across Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and Derry & Strabane DC with essential food hampers during lockdown. Each hamper contained fresh fruit, vegetables and meat all designed to help tenants cook nutritious meals in their own homes during lockdown.

Food hampers were prepared by local businesses, Rooney’s Spar Enniskillen and Spar, Derry Rd Omagh. Fermanagh Community Transport and Easilink Community Transport also stepped in to deliver food hampers to residents throughout rural locations in counties Tyrone & Fermanagh.  Fermanagh Community Transport & Easilink are Rural Transport Services based in Fermanagh, Omagh & Strabane who have been working hard throughout the pandemic to support rural residents through the delivery of food shopping, prescriptions and transporting residents to COVID-19 vaccination appointments.

Rural housing Association’s CEO, Stephen Fisher commented “The funding provided by Fermanagh Omagh District Council & The Asda Foundation has enabled us to support our tenants with essential food hampers throughout the lockdown period.  We are delighted to be able to offer our tenants a much-needed helping hand at this extremely difficult time for many isolated rural residents. We would like to extend our thanks to FODC & The Asda Foundation for the support they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic”