East Yorkshire foodbank is looking to raise cash so they can continue their fight with tackling food poverty in the are.
Austerity measures introduced by the Conservative government have also contributed to a sharp increase in the use of food banks.
Beverley is certainly not exempt from this problem. As a result, the number of people accessing the service just so they can eat continues to rise.
The East Yorkshire foodbank team is asking local people to start collecting 40 pence each day. They want residents to do this over the 40 day period of Lent.
Annemarie Foster, Chair of the East Yorkshire foodbank says:
“With Gift Aid added on, East Yorkshire foodbank will receive £20 from each donor. Quite often people give something up for Lent and may also want to donate the cost of their savings to us as well.”
“The money we raise will be used for vital practical items that we need. It will pay for such as insurance, vehicle costs, racking and shelving for the stock.”
“We are delighted with the public response to our recent awareness campaigns. People are coming forward to help with overwhelming generosity.”
Cash Will Help East Yorkshire Foodbank Fight Food Poverty In Beverley
“We received over seven tonnes of food donations in our Christmas campaign. This meant we needed extra storage space and this has been kindly donated by a local business.”
“Our new appeal will help us to keep the charity running in Beverley. We are fortunate to have many volunteers who give up their time to help us in the hubs.”
“With no other financial support, we are concerned that without any funds, it may affect our operations.”
“Sadly we are providing a vital resource to some people living in the East Riding. People who find for a variety of reasons that they are unable to provide everything they need.”
“Our parcels often include seasonal items. Easter eggs have been coming in and we are pleased to be able to also supply treats. These will be sent out along with the regular tinned items.”
Furthermore, Cash and cheque donations can be taken into the Mill Lane Hub in Beverley at 87 Mill Lane.
Also, donations can be made online at www.eastyorkshire.foodbank.org.uk/donate-money