Every Thursday we bake extra bread and bag any leftovers to be collected by the B30 Foodbank on Friday mornings. It’s usually somewhere between 30 and 60 loaves and they get distributed to people in need by the dedicated team of volunteers at the food bank warehouse.
They got in touch this week with an update which we thought we’d pass on verbatim. We can afford to give the bread away every week because of the volumes you buy, so it’s really you, our customers, who should be thanked.
Dear All at Loaf,
Thank you so much for your recent kind donations of food to the B30 Foodbank.
As you probably know we are a completely voluntary organisation, supported by the Trussell Trust. We rely solely on donations from organisations and generous supporters such as yourselves to provide for people, including families, within our local community who, for whatever reason, find themselves in immediate crisis, and are therefore going without.
Just to give you an idea of the scale of the work we do at the B30 Foodbank: during 2021 we gave out 95,257kg of food to feed 6,770 people (of whom 2,307 were children) across 3,340 households. Unfortunately we noticed a significant rise in the number of families requiring help in 2021 and with the anticipated increases in the cost of living we expect this trend to continue as 2022 progresses.
Should you wish to learn more and keep up to date with the work of the B30 Foodbank please visit us on our website, Facebook or Twitter.
We would like to reiterate how important your donation will be in helping us to make a real difference to individuals and families who would otherwise go hungry — and on their behalf we thank you wholeheartedly once again for your generous support.
The B30 Foodbank Volunteer Team