Act Now is pleased to announce its support for Woodgate Community Food which is a food bank for residents of the Fosse Ward in Leicester. It recently won the Leicestershire Community Champions Award (Community Organisation category).
According to a report in the Guardian recently, food aid charities have identified the emergence of the UK’s “newly hungry”, a growing cohort of people previously in good jobs and enjoying comfortable incomes who have been forced to use food banks and claim welfare benefits for the first time during the pandemic.
The Feeding Britain network and Independent Food Aid network (IFAN) said their members were providing food support to a new influx of middle-income families.
Typically with families, cars and often self-employed or business owners, they had been plunged into crisis by Covid-related job losses and gaps in the social security system.
For the next four months, for each copy of our GDPR Handbook and GDPR Keeling Schedule we sell, we will donate £1 to Woodgate Community Food Bank. One of the founders and committee members is our senior Associate, Lynn Wyeth who said,
“We are so grateful to Act Now for choosing our foodbank. Increasing poverty and Covid19 has had devastating effects on our communities with many turning to foodbanks to help them get by. Numbers have increased dramatically during the continued Leicester lockdown. We all want to see a society where food banks are not needed but until then our amazing community volunteers will support the most vulnerable in our neighbourhoods with food, toiletries and advice on where to get more help.”
Act Now is pleased to be playing a small part in tackling the effects of the Covid pandemic. A similar initiative recently saw a substantial donation being made to Refuge to help in their efforts to tackle the increase in domestic violence during the pandemic.
We can all play a part in alleviating suffering during this crisis. Get involved in a cause and spread the love. Support your local food bank and/or donate to Woodgate Food Bank here. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter.