Harvest Thanks - October 2016
Many thanks to everyone who donated to the school harvest appeal during the last week of the October half term. All of your donations were passed on to the Storehouse Foodbank (via New Life Church) who have links in the community and surrounding areas with over 70 local teams and organisations.
Demand during 2016 has been the highest in nearly 6 years that the food bank has been operating as many people struggle to adjust to the effects of the ever ongoing welfare reforms, experience loss of income through redundancy or low pay, or find themselves struggling with life issues, often through no fault of their own.
The Storehouse has helped 1,113 people between January and September 2016 with 31,400 items being donated. This brings their overall total to 11,400 people helped with 193,000 items of food since the project started in January 2010.
Thanks again for your support.