As winter approaches and the effects of coronavirus continue to trap people in poverty, food banks in the Trussell Trust network are forecast to give out a staggering six emergency food parcels every minute. This is not right.
Our new research, carried out with Heriot Watt University, estimates 846,000 parcels will need to be provided by our network to people in crisis during October to December 2020 – a 61% increase on last year. And an additional 670,000 people will be destitute by the end of the year, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy, and food.
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Our Lady’s parish is host to the Foodbank serving Letchworth, Hitchin and Baldock. Our Scout Hall is open for people requiring food in return for vouchers, on Tuesdays and Fridays 10am – 12pm.
The church also holds supplies of vouchers for eligible clients who need a supply of food.
The foodbank always requires supplies of food – for more details of current shortages please see the Foodbank website or click below. There is a new initiative to support families who receive free school meals, over the summer period and lists of items needed are on the Child summer lunch link below.
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