The annual report for Bath Foodbank has been published, and can be viewed here:
Excerpt from Chairman’s Foreword:
“2016-17 has seen a consistent increase in the use of the Foodbank with 3010 people being given a food parcel of 3 meals per day for 3 days, an increase of 13.33% over the previous year.
Whilst we would have liked to see a fall in the use of the Foodbank, the reality is that due to benefit changes, the converse is the case, and there is no indication of a reversal in this trend. Fortunately, due to the generosity of the local community, we have been able to meet the need.
The work of the Foodbank is only possible because of the large number of dedicated volunteers that make this possible. We have no paid employees but rely on more than 100 volunteers working throughout the organisation.”