As increasing numbers of local people in crisis turn to foodbanks for help, shoppers at Tesco Gallows Corner, will be asked to donate food items to the foodbank on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd, & Saturday 23rd November. The economic climate means that more families are struggling to put food on the table and the foodbank needs more stock to meet demand for emergency food.
Harold Hill foodbank provides three days’ emergency food to men, women and children in crisis locally. Over 90% of the food given out by foodbanks is donated by the public. Supermarket collections are one of the main ways that the foodbank is stocked and with the foodbank busier than ever, the charity is asking people to give generously:
“The current economic climate means more and more people are struggling to put food on the table and we really need local people to give what they can.” says Mark Reeves, Harold Hill foodbank manager.
“Rising prices, static incomes and Universal Credit are having a real impact on people on the breadline and we’re seeing more people turning to the foodbank for help. We want to make sure that no-one in Havering is forced to go hungry but to do this we’re urgently asking for help.”
Harold Hill foodbank will be collecting at Tesco Gallows Corner from 9am to 4 pm.
Harold Hill foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s UK Foodbank Network. The foodbank provides a minimum of three days’ emergency food to help people through short-term crisis. Each foodbank also signposts people to other local agencies able to help resolve the underlying cause of the crisis.
For more on Harold Hill foodbank visit www.haroldhill.foodbank.org.uk