Kingsbridge Food Bank sees 700% increase in demand, launches appeal

Kingsbridge Food Bank has seen a 700 percent increase in applications since Covid-19 and are now launching a local appeal.



The food bank has seen a massive increase in the amount of people needing their support since the pandemic has devastated people’s livelihoods across the country, and the team are now supporting 420 people a week with emergency food packages. 

Due to the increase in demand for their help, the Kingsbridge Food Bank team are launching a local appeal to help them support those most in need in our communities. 

Donations of foods, hygiene essentials and household products can be made to the collection areas in Morrisons and Tesco supermarkets or at The Scout Hut, Derby Road, TQ7 1JJ, between 10am and 4pm on weekdays. 

Financial donations can be made to the Kingsbridge Food Bank account at Lloyds Bank, Kingsbridge. 

Sort Code: 77-09-24, Account Number: 17928860.

A spokesperson for the food bank said: “No matter how big or small, every gift will make a great difference to someone in need.”

Across the country in April, the Trussell Trust, the national food bank charity, has seen an 89 per cent increase in the number of food bank parcels given to people and a 67 per cent increase in the number of household referrals to food banks – up from 81 per cent and 48 per cent in the second half of March, respectively.

For more information, contact Kingsbridge Food Bank on 07759 683567 or find them on Facebook: facebook.com/KingsbridgeFoodbank.



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