Plymouth Foodbank has been given a welcome cash boost of £60 from their local Skipton Building Society branch.

As a nation, we know it isn’t right that anyone should be left hungry or living in extreme poverty. With over 2000 food banks across the UK supporting people who cannot afford the essentials in life, foodbanks provide a vital support network through local communities coming together to help those who need it most. 

The food poverty rate in the UK is amoung the highest in Europe. Despite being the sixth richest country in the world, millions are struggling to access the food they need every single day. With the rate ever increasing, foodbanks need help now more than ever.

The money donated by Skipton’s Plymouth branch will go towards daily essentials and cupboard staples such as nappies, toothpaste, shampoo, long life milk and and tins of food.  

Cindy Saunders, manager at Skipton’s Plymouth branch, said: “We’re delighted to support the fantastic work being carried out by Plymouth Foodbank and hope that Skipton’s donation will help the local community. Throughout the pandemic, it has never been more important to support local foodbanks and help all those going through the food poverty every day.