Demand for food parcels increases

23 September 2020

Brenda McGonigle with a box of canned goods, labelled 'food bank'

Brenda McGonigle supporting local food bank.

ReadiFood has seen demand for food parcels rise especially during the lockdown. As of August 2020, they have given away 6,800 parcels. COVID-19 has made it much more difficult for many residents to access food. The food aid sector is there to help. To donate or access emergency food visit/call:

ReadiFood — (please check drop off times carefully to protect staff)

Whitley CDA — (food parcels and a café)

Food Share — 07765 600 372 (cutting waste by giving away fresh supermarket food; side of Wycliffe Church.: Tues, Thurs, Sat & Sun at 8pm.)

Cllr Brenda McGonigle said: “These groups are both doing a great job. Greens will continue to support them and work for a fairer more sustainable society."

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