“We are thankful for the support of local people, churches and business which enable us to keep running, however our stock levels are struggling to keep up with increased demand.”
Issues with the benefits system continued to be the main reason for people needing the Foodbank, with 36% of people coming because of benefits cuts or delays. The cost of living in London is also still affecting our clients, as 26% said that their main issue was ‘low income’, and we’re also seeing an increase in the number of people (10%) who have no recourse to public funds.
Waterloo Foodbank costs around £22,000 per year to run, which covers everything from shelving and weighing scales to insurance and the Foodbank Manager’s salary; the Foodbank has one part-time employee, and the rest of the work is done by a team of over 50 wonderful volunteers! If you would like to find out more or donate food please email email@example.com or you can donate by text – send BANK14 £5 to 70700 to donate £5.