Businesses are being urged to give their support to a local foodbank as the six weeks holidays approach.The East Durham FEED project has previously reported a sharp rise in demand for its services and is urging businesses to give their support over the summer shutdown, when pupils and students will be off school for six weeks.
The food donation service is currently distributing over 100 food parcels every week to local residents in financial distress.
Many of the recipients have been adversely affected by welfare reform and the roll of Universal Credit.
Since the beginning of 2019, 2130 food parcels have been distributed with 2095 people receiving support, an increase of around 64 per cent since the same period last year.
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