Over £53,000 has been raised by the BMJ Annual appeal to support IFAN. Independent food banks across the UK have been able to buy personal protective equipment for volunteers and staff as well as other essential supplies as a result of funds raised.
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“We are very concerned that the highly contagious new strain of Covid-19 could put food bank staff, volunteers, and the people they support at increased risk of infection and that self-isolating measures may involve the reduction in service or closure of food banks.”
Read our letter here.
83 independent food banks (of a total of at least 961 UK-wide) distributed a total of 354,613 emergency food parcels from February to November 2020 compared to 168,560 emergency food parcels from February to November 2019 -
a rise of 110% rise.
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