East Lothian Foodbank
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households supported with three-day emergency food supplies in 2022
people were helped by a food parcel in 2022
children supported in 2022
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Last year saw our support reach record heights - not a record we want to hold. In April this year over 1/3 of households we supported gave rising costs of essentials as the reason they needed support. 65% of the referrals we received in April were from people whose source of income came solely from benefits.
That's why we're supporting the Trussell Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to call for an Essentials Guarantee within Universal Credit, which means the basic rate at least covers life’s essentials and that support can never be pulled below that level.
Help us ensure everyone can afford life’s essentials by signing up to support the campaign by emailing your MP and ask for their support for the Essentials Guarantee.
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If you're able to pop something extra in your shopping trolley this week we'd really appreciate any of the following:
~ Tinned tomatoes
~ Long-life milk or fruit juice
~ Tinned fruit
~ Tinned veg
~ Adult toiletries or children toiletries
~ Household cleaning products
Any other items will also be greatly appreciated
A HUGE thank you for all that you do to continue to support us at this time.
- Thank you for all your donations for our food parcels
- Thank you for all your donations of money
- Thank you for all your messages of support
- Thank you to all our funders and suppliers
- Thank you for all your time