Our local foodbanks are dedicated to ensuring that members of our community don’t go hungry and we want to do as much as possible to support them.
Foodbanks are a lifeline to many people. This story from Colchester Foodbank is just one example of why the support of foodbanks is crucial to our communities:
“With a young child and a baby on the way, John took the (carefully planned) big step of going self-employed as an electrician just a few months before lockdown. A few months on, he couldn’t work and received none of the help available for businesses as he’d been self-employed less than a year. He and his wife found themselves unable to feed their little ones and came to us.”
This has been a particularly tough year for our community, along with the rest of the country. Colchester Foodbank are estimating that they will be supporting 12,000 people this year compared to 9,400 last year. Sadly, a third of those they are helping are children.