Major UK supermarkets have to set aside supplies for food banks after a tumultuous few weeks in which several emergency food aid charities closed and others struggled to meet rocketing demand from people hit by the fallout from coronavirus. The good news is that our local community foodbank in Godmanchester which distributes food to Huntingdon as well as other outlying villages has benefited from this charitable giving.
Over this past week the foodbank has received generous donations from Tesco’s, Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Budgen’s who have all provided enough food for 55 large needy families in our area lasting them for several days. This is will provide roughly 1,500 meals for a week. As the public has changed its shopping habits due to the lockdown; donations have diminished but not dried up.
Phil Jones, of the Godmanchester foodbank said, “I would like to thank the supermarkets for the extra food which they have provided recently and I would also like to thank all those donors who regularly purchase food items and put them into the collection baskets without whom we might have struggled to keep our doors open.”