According to a report from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee, nearly six million adults and 1.7 million children were struggling to obtain enough food between September 2020 and February 2021.
Most people fall into food poverty because of a low and unreliable income. This became worse during the pandemic where low wages and the absence of work for some adults, had them resorting to other means to feed their family, especially since when schools were closed and children had to spend their whole day at home.
In order to fight against the crisis, even before the pandemic hit so hard, the UCKG HelpCentre has been running Soup Kitchen’s, food banks and other outreach activities to help the community in order to respond to the overwhelming need of the nation.
This great work that helps thousands across the UK every week, would not be possible without the help of volunteers who spend their time helping those in need, waking up early to cook on Saturday morning’s for no income but just out of the joy that comes from helping others.
“I love helping in the Food Bank. It’s rewarding to give back to our community and know that through our giving families are being impacted in a positive way.” – Keeley Auguste
If you or someone you know would like to benefit from this work, see below the location of your nearest UCKG Soup Kitchen or Food Bank.