End Holiday Hunger

3rd February 2021

No child should be without food. Not even for a day. But here in our local community, there are children and families who need our help and support.

This half-term, EFFB expects to provide over 2,000 meals to local families in crisis.  The meal count should not be this high. No one should have to rely on the generosity of others to stay afloat. However, difficult times and unforeseen circumstances can lead families stranded.

We as a Foodbank do not want those people to feel alone or deserted, especially during such uncertain times.

For this reason, we are working together, with the support of the Red Balloon Foundation, to bring some relief to families this holiday. The Foodbank will be providing 3 days worth of food supplies and essentials and The Red Balloon Foundation are giving a fresh food ‘Box of Hope’ with an activity pack.

Local schools play a large role in helping us to support local families in tough times by referring them to us.  One of our local schools sent us this message about the help this Christmas holiday:

“I cannot thank you enough for the foodbank deliveries that went to our [pupil’s] parents at Christmas.  They are families that  would have seen their children go without food over the holidays if not for you.

The parcels were a great idea but we had been concerned with how families would be able to collect them, especially in this pandemic.  Then we heard of  your volunteers being able to deliver the parcels to those families  doorstep and that was fantastic! “

We know that the work we do has a great impact on our community. We are so glad that by working together and with your continued support we can progress to #EndHolidayHunger and ensure no-one in Epping Forest goes hungry.

You can join the Trussell Trust’s campaign for a Hunger Free Future by clicking here.

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