Up to 2,000 #Pboro people a week now reliant on Foodbanks!

Up to 2,000 #Pboro people a week now reliant on Foodbanks!

Peterborough charity Food for Nought, recently told the BBC, the need of people had been “doubling weekly”.

Food Banks - Peterborough
Cocoa Fowler, founder of Peterborough charity Food

“Every community fridge or centre is saying that, within an hour or two of our delivery, they are running out of food,”

Mr Fowler, who formed the Food for Nought

Louise Roe, of the Paston Farm Community Foundation also reported seeing numbers of people in need doubling, compared to before the pandemic.

Peterborough’s Paul Bristow MP (right), who got a £2k pay rise the other month, and has been claiming his £1500 a month rent on expenses!

Just saying ….

For me, one aspect that angers me so much, is just who some of the people are, who now rely on Foodbanks!

People who have worked constantly, for decades, duly paying their taxes, now reliant on these charitable food handouts.

People, who only a year ago were working as Key Workers, people who have served in the forces and plenty of people, who are still working!

Yet the “system“, the same one that can afford a a new £200 million royal yacht (named for Prince Philip), cannot afford to provide sufficient support for the aforementioned citizens!

And not forgetting, City Councillors in Peterborough get paid more than ever before in history, as do our Members of Parliament, both of whom enjoyed pay rises this year!

The situation in our city is now unacceptable and yet, little or nothing is being done by the City Council or our MPs!

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