A trip to a north east foodbank

TasteoftheNorth blog went along to Bay Foodbank in north Tyneside, one of the many foodbanks springing up across the UK to find out more about food poverty.

What gripped me as I was walking around the shelving in their new warehouse (their old warehouse in Blyth was unsafe), is the realisation that I take my kitchen and fresh ingredients for granted because not everyone has a hob or oven, something which Jackie and the volunteers thinks about when sorting the food for parcels. It makes me angry that this is happening in GREAT Britain in 2013. On our doorstep. It also makes me realise that any donation of food would make a difference to someone’s life and wellbeing.

Read more about the visit in this thought-provoking post here. There’s also a form for people to donate here.
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