Big increase in demand at Corby Food Bank

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Corby Food Bank is one of over 180 food banks around the country that are providing emergency food for people in crisis.

I find it very disturbing that there are over 700 children in Corby who have to rely on the food bank. Week in, week out families cannot afford to put food on the table. The government must face up to the consequences of its reforms.

I am keen to support the Corby Food Bank and recently visited it to learn more about the excellent work they are doing.

Louise Taylor, manager of Corby Food Bank, said there has been an increase in the number of people turning to the charity for help.

She said: “From January to April we were giving out 17 food parcels a week.

“The average is now 23 a week.

“We are seeing our food stocks going down and would welcome donations and help from volunteers.”

Corby Food Bank is holding a food collection at the town’s Tesco store on July 5 and 6.

More information about the Corby Foodbank can be found on there website http://corby.foodbank.org.uk/

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