The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the foodbank at Burnley Community Kitchen facing unprecedented demand, with the facility needing support more now than ever before.
Working in partnership with Burnley Together, the foodbank is a volunteer led project. For the last two years, the facility has provided a critical service for many Burnley residents in distress, including families. The pandemic has increased the need of the service, since March 2020 the foodbank has distributed 3,250 food parcels, feeding over 7,000 people, of which 3,000 were children.
Holiday hunger, redundancies, reduced working hours and tightened restrictions has resulted in heightened demand, with a number of people who may never have needed to use a foodbank before finding their circumstances change drastically to mean they now rely on food parcels.
To help support the foodbank you can now make a regular, monthly donation and become a Burnley Foodbank Friend, helping to provide food parcels for the people of Burnley who need help the most.
Your regular donation will make a vital difference.
£3 a month = provides a food parcel for a single person for 3 days
£5 a month = feeds a child for a week
£10 a month = provides a 3-day food parcel for a family of 4
Regular donations to the foodbank mean that we can ensure that we have a good stock of essential items to include in food parcels and it will help us to plan to make sure that nobody has to go hungry.
The foodbank at Burnley Community Kitchen operates all year round and the long-standing effects of the pandemic means it will continue to be needed even when the current situation surrounding COVID-19 comes to an end, which is why regular donations will make a real difference.
The service remains a lifeline for those in need. John has been receiving food parcels throughout lockdown, “I have received my parcel today and would just like to thank everyone involved for helping me out. I have been in dire need and have had no one to turn to for help and so I’m extremely grateful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, it’s given me restored faith in human empathy as well as a full belly in my recent dark days.”
To become a Burnley Foodbank Friend and make a regular donation, please click here