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Numbers needing Doncaster food bank is ‘shocking’, says MP

Angela  Norris and Tony Norris  Churches Against Poverty, Rosie, Mark Johnson  Volunteer, Mark Snelson  Project Manager and Volunteer  and Shirley Donnelly  Volunteer.

Angela Norris and Tony Norris  Churches Against Poverty, Rosie, Mark Johnson  Volunteer, Mark Snelson  Project Manager and Volunteer and Shirley Donnelly  Volunteer.

Doncaster Central MP Rosie Winterton has seen for herself the vital work carried out by the town’s main food bank.

She visited the Doncaster Food Bank which is based at Christ Church, Thorne Road, to meet with volunteers and find out more about how they are helping people in the borough.

Doncaster Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust’s UK Foodbank network and opened in September 2013, based at the town centre church.

It is run in partnership with Doncaster churches and the team provides a minimum of three days of nutritionally balanced non-perishable food for local people in crisis.

Clients are given a foodbank voucher by frontline care professionals such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, housing, mental health, schools liaison and other social work teams across Doncaster, if they are judged to be in need of emergency food.

Rosie said: “The recent growth in the number of people in Doncaster that are visiting food banks and facing hunger on a daily basis is shocking. It is now vital that the Government take urgent action to address this and tackle the cost of living crisis that is pushing increasing numbers of families into severe hardship.”

 

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