Place: Church on the Rise
| City: Beaufort, United Kingdom
BEAUFORT FOODBANK DISTRIBUTION CENTRE
We are open every Wednesday 2pm to 5pm in the Basement of Church on the Rise 54 Beaufort Rise, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale - at the rear of the church in the car park for you to exchange your foodbank vouchers for food parcels.
13 million people live below the poverty line in the UK.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Trussell Trust foodbanks provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
In 2017-2018 foodbanks fed 1,332,952 people, nationwide. Of those helped, 484,026 were children.
Rising food and fuel prices, static incomes, underemployment and changes to benefits are some of the reasons why increasing numbers are being referred to foodbanks for emergency food.
The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 420 foodbanks currently launched, their goal is for every town to have one.