Sadly, food banks in our Trussell Trust Foodbank Network are at a breaking point and Bromley Borough Foodbank has seen a large influx of people relying on our services for the first time, whilst donations from the community are simultaneously dwindling.
We are currently experiencing an 8% increase in the amount of people relying on our services, whilst also seeing a 35% decrease in donations received compared to this time last year.
The hardship this presents not only to Bromley Borough Foodbank, but across the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network is that food banks are having to expand their services to operate like a large scale business just to aid our local community.
This isn’t the kind of society we want to live in, and Trussell Trust is working to ensure people have enough money for the essentials in the future. Until then, we will do everything we can to provide emergency support to our neighbours in need.
In the coming 6 weeks, as churches mark the season of Lent, Bromley Borough Foodbank will provide emergency food parcels for local individuals and families facing hardship. We are calling on the local Bromley community to donate food during this time to ensure our foodbank can operate during the busy months ahead.
We are in urgent need of the following non-perishable items:
● Tinned vegetables
● Tinned hot & cold meats
● UHT milk
● Tinned potatoes
● Squash and long-life juice
● Desserts (eg Angel’s Delight, Jelly, Sponge Pudding)
● Toilet roll
● Washing up liquid
● Shampoo & conditioner
● Nappies (Large size 5, 5+ and 6)
Please help if you can, by dropping off food donations between 14 February – 25 March to Bromley Borough Foodbank collection sites: Warehouse or The Glades.
Donations, big or small, will be used for emergency food parcels and help provide a sense of relief to local families and individuals in our community who need our support covering the cost of essentials through the remaining winter months!