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Local food bank compares 2016 to 2017

Foodbank receiving donations in Harrogate

Published at 7:33am 22nd January 2018. (Updated at 3:13pm 27th February 2018)

Harrogate Foodbank has seen a huge increase in donations this winter, thanks to people in the local area.

Reflecting  the town's increased demand with the number of food packages given out over December 2017 local donations mean a large number of families can benefit from the food bank. 

In December 2017, the foodbank gave out 205 food parcels to adults and children, 66% more than in the same month in 2016.

General Assistant of Harrogate Foodbank, Kit Lacey, says the increase in donations is down to the generosity of the public.

The foodbank received 400 kilos more in December 2017, than they did in December 2016.

But no matter what time of year, your local food bank always needs donations. 

Find out how you can donate or receive support here.

Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust has 400 foodbanks in the UK.

They provide a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis.

	 Foodbank - Trussell Trust

Get in touch

Kit explains how people can donate to the foodbank: "There's a permanent collection point at Waitrose in Harrogate, if you go into the main entrance it's just on your left-hand side by the news desk there.

"Alternatively, you probably will notice there are all sorts of places where foodbank collection points will pop-up, like in schools or banks, where they'll sometimes have a box in a corner where you can donate.

"You could maybe even think about setting up a donation point if you have a large enough organisation, or a few people interested in getting behind it... Just get in touch."

Visit https://harrogatedistrict.foodbank.org.uk/ for more information. 

Hear when Alice Sofield from Stray FM's Health and Well Being Show went to talk to Kit Lacey:

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