THE CUPBOARD has been restocked at Warwick District Foodbank thanks to a generous donation.
Barratt Homes has donated £500 to to help with growing demand.
The amount of people requiring the foodbank’s services has increase rapidly in recent months due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. And the contribution from Barratt Homes will help support local people in food poverty.
The Trussell Trust revealed that, during the period from April 2022 to March 2023, the network distributed a record-high number of food parcels totalling nearly 3,000,000 for the year. This equates to a food parcel being handed out once every eight seconds, and 760,000 people used the service for the first time.
With support from a large number of volunteers, as well as donations from the community and other organisations, Warwick District
Foodbank provided food parcels to a total of 7,845 people in 2022, which equates to 5,113 adults and 2,732 children.
Currently the foodbank is averaging 205 clients per week – a 20 per cent increase on 2022.
Foodbank operations manager Andy Bower said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous financial donation to our charity. People engaging with our service are facing impossible decisions during the current cost-of-living crisis.
“This donation will make a real difference. It will help us to support people in our local community who are being pushed deeper into poverty and struggling to put food on the table, while we work towards a future where no-one needs to visit a foodbank to get by.”