Preston’s Salvation Army foodbank has issued an urgent appeal for food due to ‘extremely high demand’.Advertisement
Holiday Hunger kicked in during the school summer holidays with the foodbank saying it had given out 798 bags – an increase of 123 on July.
Each bag contains 18 items and a family bag is around 40 items.
Community centre assistant at the foodbank in Harrington Street, near UCLan, said: “As predicted we have seen a huge increase in August which has diminished most of the items we received through the last appeal.
“As the universal credit is still being rolled out in Preston we are anticipating that these numbers will remain the same through September so we still urgently need donations to ensure we can continue to provide much needed assistance for the local community.”
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Holiday Hunger is the term given to where families who receive free school meals struggle with rising food costs outside of term-time.
The items below are needed by the foodbank:
– tinned fruit
– tinned soup
– tinned potatoes
– washing powder/detergent
They do not need more pasta or cereal.
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If anyone wants to check before donating they can call 01772555425.