We received the largest amount of food ever from a Tesco Food Collection weekend. From 30th November to 2 December, 2017, Tesco customers generously donated 1,556Kg of food, the equivalent to 120 produce boxes.
Our Chair of Trustees, Peter Roe, said “We cannot thank the community of Uckfield enough for their massive generosity not only during the weekend collection but throughout this year too. The foodbank has been open for four years and year on year we have seen continued increase in support from individuals in food donations, financial donations and people volunteering with us”.
From January to November this year the foodbank has seen a 70% increase in the number of people being given foodboxes compared to the same period last year. A total of 862 people (347 of them children) were helped as against a total of 507 (190 of them children) for the same period in 2016. Problems in receiving benefits is the main reason people are coming to the foodbank for help, closely followed by those on low incomes.