Local food bank provides food to 7500 people in 2017


In recent years, the rise in the number of local people requiring the support of food banks has been alarming and 2017 was no different.

During 2017, the B30 Food Bank based at Cotteridge Church provided food to 7501 people, including 4350 adults and 3151 children.

That would not of been possible without the incredible generosity of local people who donated 63,541kgs of food.

Government policy choices have real effects and have directly led to more and more people having to turn food banks to survive. Unless the Government change course this will continue to be the case in 2018 and local food banks will continue to depend on the generosity of local people.

The B30 Food Bank are currently running short of fruit juice, long life milk, macaroni cheese, jam, rice and instant potato. You can find out how you can donate to the B30 Food Bank here – https://b30.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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