Westminster Foodbank – 222 Adults and 109 Children fed over past year – Demand Continues to Grow

A year ago, Westminster Chapel launched Westminster’s first and only Foodbank, run in conjunction with national charity, The Trussell Trust. A year since its launch, demand for food packages is greater than ever, and more volunteers are being recruited and funds and donations given each week.

Over the past year, the list of voucher providers and referrers has increased significantly to 35 and 222 adult residents of Westminster and 109 children have been fed through the Foodbank; this is only expected to increase during the cold winter months and Christmas period. Over 50 volunteers have given time to the Foodbank since November 2011.

The Foodbank provides three days’ worth of nutritionally balanced food for Westminster residents who, for varying reasons, cannot afford to feed themselves or their families. Clients have included people out of work, those on low incomes, women escaping domestic violence with their children, ex-prisoners and ex-servicemen; a real variety of needs, proving that hunger is not just a problem for the developing world.


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