The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of food banks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Fourteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year 2,5 million three-day emergency food supplies were distributed to people in crisis.
This week our Foodbank featured on Cornwall Live and we had the opportunity to thank the Cornwall Community Foundation for their continued support.
We’re also really grateful for the donations we receive from local organisations and the general public that enable us to help people in our community. Since 21 March 2020, our Foodbanks have provided the equivalent of 90,570 meals, which means demand has increased by around 21 per cent compared to the previous year.
Shelley Landry is the pastoral lead at St Mary’s primary school in Bodmin. She said: “It’s been quite a challenging year for a lot of families with people losing jobs and going into lockdown. Bodmin is quite a deprived area anyway, so this year the foodbank has been a godsend for many people”.
Kayleigh Orchard, Health Visitor has said “We have found a rise in people struggling to pay gas and electric when on Universal Credit. People are really struggling to pay their energy bills. We want people to know they’re not alone. The Foodbank is wonderful, they go above and beyond for people, it’s not just food, it can be bedding, winter coats, tables and chairs, all these things have come from them and for free when people need them.”
Our Project Manager, Jacqui White, MBE
Find out more about how our Foodbanks in Bodmin, Camelford and Wadebridge have coped during lockdown and read the full article here..
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