“We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
In the year 2019-2020 Dundee Foodbank fed 15,337 people. The coronavirus pandemic has since plunged many more people into financial crisis and has placed a lot more pressure on us at the Foodbank to keep up with demand. We are expecting a surge in demand in the coming months as we enter the colder months and people are faced with the heating vs eating dilemma. Furthermore, with the imminent ending of the furlough scheme, many employers will be faced with difficult decisions.
Over the past 6 months we have supported people who, due to the Coronavirus and economic recession, would never have thought they would have to use a Foodbank. Whilst we provide the short term solution, we work with a team of over 100 professional organisations in Dundee to ensure people are able to access the support they need for the longer term.
Dundee Foodbank is heavily dependent on volunteers and donations from the public to keep us operating. We are incredibly grateful to every donation we receive and will ensure that this will go directly toward ensuring that no-one or no family in Dundee goes hungry.”