Poets Pantry, a resource to combat food poverty

by Les Jevins in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Poets Pantry, a resource to combat food poverty

£2,290

raised in 255 days

21

supporters

The aim of the project is to help and support people who are struggling to support their families due to Covid's impact and food poverty.

by Les Jevins in Gloucester, England, United Kingdom

Poets Pantry

Part of the Butterfly Food Distribution Network

Over the last six months we have all had to deal with the impact of Covid-19. Ranging from lockdown and shielding to lack of contact with friends and family. Through to financial loss and finding it difficult to put food on the table and feed our family.

Food poverty has become an issue, not just for those on benefits but for those who have been furloughed and made redundant. Families that were just about managing are finding it difficult to provide food and, in some cases, parents are going without meals to ensure that their children are fed.

Podsmead Big Local has been working with the charity Fareshares Southwest for more than a year and we have been running a local food distribution network for over a year. It has grown and since the beginning of lockdown we have seen more than double the demand for support.

We have been given the opportunity to move the Butterfly Food Distribution Network into new premises which will allow us to continue to grow and increase the support we provide to more families and individuals who need a little extra help.

We need your help to get the project up and running, so we can support those families that are struggling to feed their families and ensure that as many people as possible don't have to go without so that their children can have healthy meals.

Help us to combat food poverty.

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