TRIC NCS groups raise 149kg of food donations for Wirral Foodbank

Tranmere Rovers in the Community has dropped off a huge 149 kilograms of items of food for donation at Wirral Foodbank today.

Their 16-18-year-olds brought in various items of food each morning when they attended the National Citizens Service (NCS) activities, which included social action and fundraising projects including raising over £500 and giving over 100 volunteer hours to Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm last week

The 149 kilograms of food donated could help feed up to eight families of two adults and two children in need of emergency food parcels.

Due to the cost of living crisis, food banks are reliant on donations now more than ever.

According to the University of Sheffield’s research into local food insecurity of adults (January 2021), in Wirral, 15.84% of adults struggled to access food, and 9.4% were worried about not having enough food.

Among the 8,765 people supported by Wirral Foodbank, 2,986 were children. The numbers in 2022 of people relying on the donations are 11% up on last year’s figures.

8% of people using the foodbank were in work, and 47% of people say that their income does not cover their living costs.

If you would like to help out by donating food to Wirral Foodbank, items can be delivered beyween Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 1.30pm to the warehouse at Unit 14 Wirral Business Centre, Dock Road, Birkenhead, CH41 1JW.

Wirral Foodbank would be extremely grateful for items such as the following, which they are appealing for now:

  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned fruit
  • Squash
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fish
  • Biscuits
  • Jam
  • Nappies (size 6)
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant

You can also donate money to Wirral Foodbank via the following link:

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