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Thanks again from Foodbank

11 April 2014

Please bring an item or two to ease Easter suffering

Programmes such as Panorama on the BBC, have illustrated how, for a variety or reasons, proud, hard-working people have found themselves without the means to feed themselves and their children.

The profile of Foodbanks up and down the country has been raised in recent weeks on TV and in the media, highlighting the increasing numbers of families who have become reliant on the short-term supply of essential items provided by them. "At our food banks we're shocked by the stories," said Chris Mould, Executive Chairman of the Trussell Trust. "We're moved by their determination to fix it themselves. That's why so many have been going regularly without meals by the time they reach a food bank.

Making ends meet is a precarious business for those on low incomes. It only takes an unexpected bill or rise in the cost of food to push people over the edge...all sorts of people.
Food banks help people who've lost their jobs, single parents, business owners whose customers aren't paying on time and families where two jobs aren't enough."

Items currently needed include tinned meat, UHT milk, sugar, fruit juice (cartons), soup, pasta sauces, sponge pudding (tinned), tomatoes (tinned), cereals, rice pudding (tinned), tea bags/instant coffee, instant mash potato, rice, vegetables (tinned), fruit (tinned), biscuits or snack bars, in addition to other essential items such as shampoo, soap, washing powder and disposable nappies.

With Easter just around the corner there is bound to be even more pressure on family budgets over the bank holiday, so if you can remember to bring an item or two to the blue bus before the Watford game, Peckham Foodbank would be very grateful to receive them.

So far your generous support has seen on average 50kg of food donated to those in need at each home game.  

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