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Shropshire food bank reports demand for food parcels doubled this Christmas

Whitchurch foodbank have reported a doubling of referrals to their Christmas food project. In 2018 they helped 28 families, but this year saw an increase to 61 families.


Alan Scutt, Whitchurch Foodbank chairman, estimates that these families received around 1.1 tonnes of food, worth nearly £2500.


For the full article see https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/whitchurch/2020/01/16/we-are-all-one-paycheck-away-from-a-crisis-shropshire-foodbank-tells-of-the-tragedy-of-poverty-and-the-joy-of-helping/