There’s currently 13 million people in the UK living below the poverty line with many of these relying on foodbanks to be able to survive. The use of food banks has risen 168% in the last year and they’re really struggling to cope with the demand.
We’re going to be setting up a food donation area at the RVIVR show on the 8th October where you can donate non perishable food which we will then take to the local Southwark foodbank. The Trussell Trust have created a nice little shopping list to give you inspiration of the kind of foods that are neededhttp://www.trusselltrust.org/…/fo…/website-shopping-list.pdf (if you’re uncomfortable with some of the items on this link please do not just dismiss them, find vegan alternatives UHT Soy Milk etc just make sure it’s got a long best before date)
There will also be some cakes for sale at the show with all profits also being donated.
There’s more information about the Southwark Foodbank herehttp://southwark.foodbank.org.uk/