Share what your organisation is doing
We want to find out what is happening across Shropshire
Are you concerned about vulnerable people accessing food?
Do you have great ideas which can help?
What is your organisation doing?
Demand for foodbanks increase around the world
UK food banks are expecting an increase in demand. The Trussell Trust report that so far food bank stocks are well stocked but Covid 19 is an "unprecedented challenge".
Other countries report large increases in demand, and challenges around the numbers of volunteers - https://www.foodbanking.org/demand-for-food-relief-on-the-rise-in-the-midst-of-covid-19-crisis/
Charities and academics calling on cash transfers to help families cope with school closures
As the threat of school closures looms in order to limit the spread of COVID 19 charities have called on the Government to provide cash to families in order to ensure that children do not go hungry.
Community response from across the UK
Communities across the UK are responding to Covid 19 in lots of ways. Here are some of the ideas we have found so far:
The Larder in Preston are offering a free meal delivery service with the support of volunteers and funding from Preston City Council and donations from local businesses.
Bags of Taste are considering asking their 400 cookery volunteers to go shopping on behalf of vulnerable people
The Long Table in Stroud are moving from providing meals for the community to delivering meals out to the vulnerable. Home cooked meals will cost £25 for 7 meals.