Teddie G on 05 November 2020

Day one of lockdown 2 today we opened the community food bank as we do every Thursday morning (free food Thursday) we had more people come today than since we began, we’ve had more requests for parcels already and it does make me wonder if some requests are because people are frightened but at least people are asking. I had a chat with a lady today who is really feeling it, her young adult daughter has had her money stopped, she had also had the council on about her not paying her rent and she said she cannot pay what she doesn’t have... she was stressed but was relieved she could come to us for her food and I was able to take her details to deliver her a food hamper and refer her to our local area coordinator to get help with her daughters benefits... I do wonder how many are suffering in silence and hope they reach out so we can try to help in these uncertain times.

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