It’s not everyone who can afford the luxury of great food and our attention turns this week to a number of stories relating to food banks.
To begin with, funding has been approved to open several kitchens and a ‘food hub’ in Derbyshire in a bid to prevent people from having to use food banks. The hub, run by FareShare, will receive unsold, perishable food from supermarkets and food suppliers. Community groups will then be able to collect the food and cook it for people and families in need.
Additionally, we read that food parcel needs are skyrocketing as of late and South Derbyshire CVS has entered into agreement with the area’s Citizens Advice Bureau to provide further help and support for those requesting food parcels. Last month alone, South Derbyshire CVS distributed 5 food parcels, feeding 61 adults ad 35 children.