Rural Housing Deliver COVID-19 Support Project in Fermanagh & Omagh

Rural Housing Association has been awarded funding through Fermanagh Omagh District Council for their COVID-19 Food Support initiative, which has been running across the council area over the winter months.

The initiative focuses on the provision of essential food hampers to Rural Housing Association tenants in the Fermanagh Omagh District Council area, with each hamper containing fresh fruit, vegetables and meat all designed to help tenants cook nutritious meals in their own homes during lockdown.

In total the initiative supported over 80 families in the Fermanagh Omagh District Council Area, who all had a fresh food hamper delivered to their homes.

Food hampers were prepared by local businesses, Rooney’s Spar Enniskillen and Spar, Derry Rd Omagh. Fermanagh Community Transport also stepped in to deliver food hampers to residents throughout County Fermanagh.  Fermanagh Community Transport is a Rural Transport Service based in Fermanagh, who has 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 has enabled us to support our tenants with essential food hampers throughout this 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 for the support they have provided during the COVID-19 pandemic”.