Renfrewshire Foodbank PDF Print E-mail
Written by Derek Peakman   
Friday, 31 August 2012 16:07

13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.renfrewshire_foodbank

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Last year their UK foodbank network fed over 60,000 people experiencing food poverty. This year they will feed over 100,000 people.

Desperate times...

‘We had to borrow a tin of soup from next door to stop our
18-month-old daughter from going to bed hungry.’
                                                                                        Ann-Marie, Salisbury

‘If there was no foodbank I’d have to steal something to feed my family.’
                                                                                   Jamie, Andover Foodbank client

Foodbanks help prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.A simple box of food makes a big difference. All food is donated by the public and sorted by volunteers.
Frontline care professionals such as doctors and social workers identify people in crisis and issue a food voucher. Clients receive three days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food in exchange for their food voucher. Foodbanks also make time to chat and to signpost clients to other helpful services.