Number of Foodbank users doubles in a yearBy Jennie Slevin
January 29, 2013
The number of hungry mouths queuing up for food handouts has almost doubled in the last year.
A report from the Kerith Community Church Foodbank, shows the number of packages given to the needy rose from 3,007 in November 2011, to 5,552 compared to the same month in 2012.
The report also shows that in the last two months of 2012 more than 1,500 children were given food by the charity. However more food keeps coming in, with donors giving more than 55,000kg of food in November last year.
Geoff and Pat Hallett, who run the Foodbank at Kerith Community Church in Church Road, are still searching for additional storage to house everything.
They said: “We are still looking out for a larger store of about 150 square metres to accommodate all the stock.”
For more information about the Foodbank call (01344) 862 699 or go to www.kerith.co.uk.