Concerns for this winter as Bristol foodbank reveal 6,463 emergency food supplies went to local people in six months
Bristol’s Trussell Trust foodbanks (North Bristol Foodbank, East Bristol Foodbank and Bristol North Foodbank) provided 6463 three day emergency food supplies to local people between 1st April and 30th September this year. Of this number, 2630 went to children.
Stewart North, Chair of Trustees of North Bristol Foodbank said: “It’s a real concern that in only six months the Trussell Trust foodbanks provided 6463 emergency supplies to local people. These figures don’t even cover our busiest time of year - as the colder weather draws in, we often find more people needing our help. It’s not right that anyone in Bristol is being forced to turn to our foodbank.
Our volunteers offer vital support when it matters most, but they should not need to. We want to see an end to local people needing emergency food – with a benefits system that catches people before they fall into crisis, and secure work that provides people with enough money to cover the cost of essentials, we could reach that future. We’re determined to make sure that until that time comes, emergency help is here for people, but there needs to be some long-term change because we don’t want to be here forever.”
Please consider supporting these Trussell Trust foodbanks and the other independent ones across Bristol during the winter season.