West Belfast Food Bank needs your help

Please donate whatever you can afford; you can afford more than you think; while you’re thinking about it, think about what it’s like to go without food.

Áine Carson

WHEN it comes to helping our own, people in West Belfast do it without question.

Anytime there’s a social injustice – we are there in solidarity and offering support.

People always say the old days were better because everyone was in the same boat – they all had nothing. But today, our family and neighbours are in danger of slipping back to those days.

People are reluctant to ask for help and nobody knows what goes on behind closed doors. People are living below the breadline but are too proud to admit it.

With the rise in cost of living and an increase in job losses, families who for years had their heads above the water are in serious risk of food poverty.

That’s why we all need to do our bit and help each other out.

West Belfast’s first food bank will be opening in December. It needs another…

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2 Responses to West Belfast Food Bank needs your help

  1. Just a thought… In several states I’ve lived in, they have a group called “Gleaners” who would go into harvested fields to collect what machinery rejected and who go into small farms or hobby grower’s yards to pick unwanted fruit and produce which they donate to food banks. They also manage some deals with restaurants and supermarkets to collect “expired” but still edible produce and bread. Another business sold canned and boxed goods that were rejected at supermarkets due to damage, lost labels, etc…You didn’t always know what you were buying, but it was sold cheaply. Don’t know if any of that would translate to your region’s needs and opportunities, but thought I’d mention it…

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