Food bank Tins and Things feeds 500 families, now faces closure

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Food bank Tins and Things feeds 500 families, now faces closure
12th November 2014

Yet, despite more and more people use the service, the cost of supplying a life-line to the community has nearly crippled the company. 
The food bank has been so overwhelmed with people needing help that it has a chronic shortage of food. 
 
Bosses have been forced to spend their rent money on food parcels. 
 
If they don't raise enough money for rent, they face eviction.
 
Managing Director Susanna Caira-Neeson said
 
“I’ve actually paid for food with my own benefit money just to keep people worse off than me going hungry.
 
We’d hope d to have more public donations through food but that hasn’t transpired - so every penny comes into the organisation goes on food.”

While bailiffs have held off for the moment, the food bank will be closed and the company moved on if they can’t meet their rent demands.

Sarah Greenwood from the Trussell Trust discusses this further on Headline London. 
 

 

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