FIGURES FOR THE NUMBER OF FOOD PARCELS PROVIDED BY SLOUGH FOODBANK DURING 1 – 31 August 2021, COMPARED WITH THE SAME PERIOD IN 2020.
Total number of food parcels: 436, a 30% increase
Number of adults: 280, a 20% increase
Number of children: 156, a 54% increase
It’s sad to see an increase in the number of children facing food poverty during the summer holidays but this is inline with what’s happening across the country and why Marcus Rashford’s initiative to provide food vouchers during the summer holidays was launched.