We’ve been making regular monthly food bank donations to St Georges Lupset. Giving back to the local community and making sure everyone is able to put food on the table.
Sadly, some families are struggling to eat even one full meal per day. The pandemic has only made the situation worse and with thousands of job losses still forecast once the furlough scheme ends, this situation is bound to get worse.
They run a Food Bank offering emergency support to people in crisis situations. We’ve decided to give back and encourage our staff to bring in donations so we can do monthly drop offs to the centre.
St Georges Lupset works with the St George’s Community Centre to provide opportunities for learning and improving wellbeing. It also serves as a drop in centre for the local community for a coffee, a chat and a bite to eat.
With the Community Centre they are supporting the work of the Credit Union, which provides a way of saving small weekly amounts and provides low interest loans to its members, as well as working with Christians Against Poverty. Offering money coaching to help people budget more effectively and puts people in tough with CAP debt counsellors to help work through difficult circumstances.
It’s been a difficult year for everyone, but even more difficult for charities who have struggled to raise funds and are worrying whether they’ll be able to continue. We want to keep this emergency support running so families will always be able to put food on the table.
Do you want to help St George’s Lupset? You can find out more about how you can help on their website.