Southwark Foodbank needs financial support
Changes to welfare reform are dramatically affecting an ever increasing number of people in Southwark today, resulting in more individuals than ever needing support. Southwark Foodbank serves to address this mounting crisis by providing free emergency food to individuals for three days, which is the time it takes for appropriate agencies to be in a position to assist.
Felicia Boshorin, volunteer at the Southwark Foodbank, says that “(the Foodbank) started in 2009, feeding five hundred individuals in crisis a year, relying on donations from the church and local people. We fed over 4,500 people in the last finanical year (up from 3,300 the year before), and we know that this number will continue to grow. Many of the families we feed are working, but just don’t have money left after increasing rents and bills to be able to buy sufficient food for the month. We can only continue to meet this need if every community in Southwark can play a small part in supporting us.”
With increasing demand for its services, the Foodbank needs to recruit a Volunteer Coordinator to support the front-line volunteers that help those in crisis. In order to do this, they need financial support from organisations. If your organisation can offer financial support, please get in touch with felicia.boshorin [at] pecan.org.uk (subject: Financial%20support%20for%20Southwark%20Foodbank) (Felicia.)