Foodbank use surges in our city!

Figures from the Trussell Trust, show that the city’s 4 foodbanks gave out 10,499 food parcels between April 1st 2021 to March 31st this year.

Foodbank Facts

  • In the final year of the Labour government in 2009/10, Britain’s foodbank network had 57 outlets open.
  • In February 2021, there were 2200 food banks in the UK! (Source)
  • This means there are now more foodbanks than McDonald’s restaurants (1300) in Britain!
Local charity Foo for Nought, is working hard to help local people!

A recent BBC article has reported how Peterborough charity Food for Nought stated, “The need grows daily. We are feeding about 1,500 to 2,000 people a week and that is growing.

Peterborough’s MP

Strangely, Paul Bristow MP has said little or nothing about the Cost Of Living Crisis on his various social media platforms (similar to his position RE: PartyGate)?

Yet he has been happily vocal about beer …

What do I think?

I think the people behind foodbanks are hugely undervalued, but conversely, I wish that they had no reason to do it!

Sadly, over the last decade, our society has become divided and deprived by the Government and senior politicians.

As a result, more and more people are now finding themselves reliant upon foodbanks in our city.

I can only hope that sooner, rather than later, the people stand up for themselves on such matters, as you cannot simply rely upon elected individuals to resolve such issues, and you must take responsibility and proudly say, “enough is enough!

Do you need help?

If you need help with food, please visit the Peterborough Foodbank website and remember if you are on universal credit, you can also ask your advisor for a voucher, but these are restricted to 4 every six months!

Peterborough Foodbank fed over 9,355 people during 2021!

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