Leeds North West Constituency

Whilst shopping at Otley Waitrose on Friday 28th June an Adel and Wharfedale Branch member found that the supermarket was providing floor space for Bradford Foodbank to collect customers’ donated provisions for distribution. After overcoming his initial surprise he experienced mixed emotions. First, he was pleased that he could take the opportunity to make a contribution to such an important charitable cause. His second emotion was of barely controlled anger that foodbanks had become such a necessary and significant part of our lives here and now in wealthy Britain.word_document_144435745_canonical_4d34b48c95

The Bradford Foodbank is one of many organised by the Trussell Trust, a Christian charity that serves people whether they have a faith or not.

The Trust recently reported a 170% rise in numbers turning to foodbanks in the last 12 months. The Trust comments:
Trussell Trust foodbanks have seen the biggest rise in numbers given…

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