Ever Increasing Dependency on Ealing Foodbank

Local charity sees continual increase in numbers and appeal for community help


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Ealing Foodbank is seeing a continual increase in the numbers of people needing to access supplies and is appealing for everyone in the community to continue to offer much needed support.

Since April last year 12,000 people have been helped by the charity and workers say numbers are continuing to climb - up around 25%.

Based at St Mellitus the foodbank has 7 centres/cafes around the borough and trustees and volunteers work with around 200 referral agencies to ensure those in need can access the facilities via a voucher referral system. Find out more about the system here.

Each month the foodbank issues a shopping list to help ensure supplies don't run out.

Donations are accepted at a number of locations, details of which can be found here.

Manager, Janet Fletcher told us: '' Ealing Foodbank is grateful for the incredible support of local people; you have provided sufficient money, food and other items to enable us to give away supplies to nearly 12000 people in need since April 2019.Looking to the future: we don't know what the impact of Brexit will be and if there will be even more people in need; can we ask for your ongoing support so that we can continue to provide throughout 2020''.

Ealing Food Bank is a registered charity and part of the Trussell Trust network of food banks, currently with 420 sites across the UK. They launched in October 2013 and are part of the ‘Churches Together’ initiative. email info@ealing.foodbank.org.uk

February 5th 2020


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