Crowdfunding campaign to double donations
A crowdfunding campaign to support food banks in Adur and Worthing has received a funding boost.
The Fund our Food Banks crowdfunder, which launched in early December, is now being supported by the Aviva Community Fund. The fund will match each individual pledge up to a value of £250 – so if you donate £10 today the Aviva Community fund will give £10 too.
Every penny raised will go directly to local food banks, with Worthing Soup Kitchen, Worthing Food Foundation, Worthing Vegan Food Bank, Broadwater Support Group and Lancing and Sompting Food Bank all identified as requiring help.
An increase in food bank demand over Christmas
Food banks don’t just support people with food supplies, but also provide clothing, fuel vouchers and access to specialist services such as Citizens Advice. Due to increased take-up many food banks in the area are concerned that they will not have the necessary funds in place.
The situation is set to worsen over Christmas, with a report from The Salvation Army predicting that nationally one in six people will need to use a food bank over the festive season.
The crowdfunding campaign is a joint project between Adur and Worthing Food Network, Adur & Worthing Councils and Community Works, a local organisation that supports the voluntary sector. The Aviva Community fund will only be matching donations until midnight on 31st December. Visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/fund-our-foodbanks to donate.