Food bank appeal for your support this summer

Food banks in Derbyshire are calling for donations this summer.

Food banks provide free food parcels to people in financial difficulty, often helping them get by until their situation improves.

There are more than 20 charitable food banks in the county, and many of them have seen a big increase in demand for food parcels during the school holidays.

Many families that benefit from free school meals lose that safety net during the holidays, placing more strain on already stretched finances.

As food and energy prices continue to soar and family incomes reduce it has meant even food banks are under strain, said a spokesman.

Kris Ambler, of Advice Derbyshire, is asking the people of Derbyshire to support their local food bank.

He said: “Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated, non-perishable items liked canned foods and staples like instant coffee, sugar and teabags are especially welcomed”.

You can find out where your nearest food bank is by loggin on at http://www.advicederbyshire.org/foodbanks.asp and using the online tool.

Alternatively you can contact Kris Ambler at kris.ambler@advicederbyshire.org for more information.