Sunday, 19 January 2014

Reading's Food Bank: Dramatic Rise In Demand For Help

Readifood, Reading's food bank, is appealing for increased food donations to meet the growing demand for emergency food parcels.
In 2012/13 Readifood was delivering an average of 50 food parcels a week. Against the background of welfare reforms and cuts, this number is steadily rising - and currently averages 91 parcels per week.
I am therefore glad to see that Reading Borough Council is proposing to increase support for this organisation, with grant aid to be increased from £10,000 a year to £15,000 in 2014/15.
If you can help with donations, then tinned meats, fish, vegetables and fruits are particularly welcome donations, as well as tea bags, biscuits and toothpaste.

If you can help - or feel you may need help - more information and contact details
Of, course, the coalition government doesn't want to talk about the rise of the food bank since 2010.

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