Posted: 12/12/2013 at 19:31
Firstly it's great such a young person is showing interest like this
I volunteer at local foodbank. (I may even be on tv .....well, I "interrupted" several interviews, ha ha)
We do take fresh food. Fruit, veg etc is often brought in. We took bread, buns, etc too for a while but it was felt it could be a health issue so stopped that.
We open two days a week. Next week we will be open for 5 days and continue until the schools reopen in the New Year. This is to provide school meals for the kids too.
We have recently opened a warehouse with chillers to keep various frozen foods
There is an ever urgent need for Foodbanks....we seem to have one in most towns here now.........and until you see it for yourself you cannot understand or appreciate the situation. In a rich country....and we are.....such poverty should simply not be.