On Thursday 10th November, we released our stats for emergency food parcel distribution from April to September 2022, which shed light on the level of need for North Bristol & South Gloucestershire Foodbank in our local community.
The stark new figures reveal that we provided 3134 emergency food parcels to people who couldn’t afford the essentials in North Bristol & South Gloucestershire between April to September this year – 1431 of these went to children.
In addition to this, food banks across the Trussell Trust network provided 1.3 million emergency food parcels to people experiencing hunger between April to September this year – a record number for this six-month period – with almost half a million of these going to children.
This is a 33% increase from the same period in 2021/22, and a 52% increase from the same period in the pre-pandemic year of 2019/20.
This isn’t right and we can’t allow this to go on.
Together, with food banks across the Trussell Trust network, we’re calling on the government to act decisively to support people who are struggling.
The Budget announcement on Thursday 17th November is a critical opportunity for this and we will be looking to Rishi Sunak to act boldly to ensure that no one is forced to go without the essentials.
No one should need the support of food banks because everyone should have enough money to afford the essentials we all need to live.
But the cost of living crisis is now an emergency for people on low incomes and next year has the potential to be even worse.
If you would like to read more about these stats, please visit https://www.trusselltrust.org/news-and-blog/latest-stats/mid-year-stats/
That’s why your support is needed now more than ever.
As we face our busiest and toughest winter on record, we would be most grateful if you could: please use the add, delete or amend the suggested actions below as you see best for your food bank
- Please donate the following food or toiletries. You can find our most needed shopping list here.
- Please make a financial donation. You can find out more about supporting our work financially here.
- For additional support volunteering over this next season please get in contatc with our Volunteer Coordiantor, Laura via [email protected]
We recognise how difficult times are right now, which is why we really appreciate all the support you can offer. Together, we can ensure help is here for everyone who needs it in North Bristol & South Gloucestershire, as we work towards a future where we can all live free from financial hardship.
Thank you for all that you’re doing.