24 March 2020 – Provided extra funding for food banks

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Type of Intervention: Food and necessities
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Dutch Government has allocated an extra €4 million as an emergency fund for Food Banks Netherlands, the national food bank body. Currently food banks are dealing with problems such as a lack of experienced staff, insufficient supply of food and closures due to COVID-19.

The Defense force has also provided more than 10,000 kilos of food items to food banks that were intended for the defense training and practices that have now been cancelled.
Full details here: https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/coronavirus-covid-19/nieuws/2020/03/24/noodsteun-om-voedselbanken-draaiende-te-houden