Foodbank lifeline feeds 150 people
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A recent report by South East MEP Keith Taylor revealed a 60% increase in people using the charity in 2013 compared to 2012.
Mr Taylor said: “Foodbanks are a lifeline to those in need and, sadly, one of Britain’s booming industries. Across the South East demand for emergency food is soaring while people’s wages stagnate and the cost of living shoots up.
“This report reveals a shameful side of the British economy that the government is trying to hide. In the sixth largest economy in the world no one should be relying on emergency food handouts at Christmas, it’s a national disgrace.”
The Ashford Foodbank, based at 2 Mabledon Avenue, in Willesborough, provides three days’ emergency food for people in a crisis.
Non-perishable food donations are always needed.
To contact the Foodbank, which is part of The Trussell Trust, visit www.ashfordfoodbank.co.uk or call 07504 629395.
The Rev Bob Weldon