The Wooden Spoon Emergency Funding Project will ensure that Young People and Children in the Borough of Darlington can be given a minimum of one hot nutritional meal per day during the current pandemic. Due to Corvid-19 lockdown restrictions, schools have had to close, and family’s finances have been impacted greatly thus leading children into further food poverty.
Since Covid-19 the Foodbank has seen a 40% increase in the use of this vital emergency food resource, supporting approximately 410 young people and families with children at King’s alone. King’s Foodbank are also currently supporting other Foodbanks in the local area to help meet the current climates needs.
The Wooden Spoon Emergency Funding Project recognises the vital need of reaching as many children during this pandemic as possible, and Mrs Todd (Foodbank Manager) stated that they just could not deliver this vital service without their support. The £2,000 donation will enable the Foodbank to purchase even more nutritional food for young people and children and provide relief to individuals and their families.
Mrs Todd further explains King’s Foodbank operate an ‘open door’ policy which is non-judgemental and non-discriminatory, where anyone, young and old, who finds themselves in food poverty can self-refer to the Foodbank, thus bringing dignity, respect and acceptance back to the ‘provider’.