Doncaster people relying on food bank has tripled

Doncaster Foodbank at Christ Church are (L-R) Angela Norris and Tony Norris from Churches Against Poverty, Rosie Winterton MP, volunteer Mark Johnson, Project Manager and volunteer Mark Snelson and volunteer Shirley Donnelly.

Doncaster Foodbank at Christ Church are (L-R) Angela Norris and Tony Norris from Churches Against Poverty, Rosie Winterton MP, volunteer Mark Johnson, Project Manager and volunteer Mark Snelson and volunteer Shirley Donnelly.

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The number of people needing square meals from a Doncaster food bank has almost tripled in three months, according to shocking figures.

Despite some economists saying the cost of living crisis is over, more than 2,000 adults and children have received three days’ emergency food and support from Doncaster foodbank in the last seven months. In January the figure was less than 750 and the steep rise is ‘quite sobering’, says the Bishop of Doncaster.

Since Doncaster foodbank set up shop at Christ Church, Thorne Road, the weight of food given out has reached 16,500kg – representing 18,000 meals provided, as each parcel has nine meals. Of 2,000 people given three days’ emergency food, 540 were children.

 

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