On Friday Graham spent two hours at the Food Bank in Rugby helping the volunteers pack bags and gaining an understanding of why people need this vital service.
Rugby Food Bank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They work extremely hard here to help people who have been stung by benefit sanctions and a whole range of issues. Rugby was the first place to get Universal Credit, and saw a massive spike in food bank use due to its implementation, as seen in this Buzzfeed article.
The biggest issue for me is why they even have to exist, in a rich country like ours, and what could happen to people if they didn’t. I was very moved today by the hard work put in, and the wonderful caring volunteers that work there.
Please donate and help out if you can and use this election to change things for the better. More details about how Rugby Food Bank works including how to volunteer are available on their website.