As the Government tanks the economy, local food banks are already seeing big increases in demand. I visited Brixton and Norwood food bank in October to raise awareness of the urgent need for food, clothing and sanitary product donations.
The number of emergency food parcels distributed by Lambeth food banks increased by 15% between April 2021 and March 2022. They’re expecting this to go higher, especially if the Government inflicts another real terms benefits cut on the thousands of families who need them in our area.
As people struggle to feed their families, food banks are asking everyone who can to donate a couple of food items to the baskets in local supermarkets. People who are struggling don’t just need food, they also need other everyday consumables; in particular: sanitary products, toiletries, warm blankets and clothes