Hunger Is On The Rise
Last week, well-known homelessness charity Lifeshare (who we recently partnered with at Christmas) asked Cracking Good Food to provide a further 150 meals per week for people they had identified through their outreach work as being in need of support.
Judith Vickers, Operations Manager for Lifeshare said,
‘This service came out of concerns and need for weekend food provision, as clients were leaving their accommodation and breaking lockdown rules due to being hungry . This funding from ‘Global’s Make Some Noise’ has enabled us to not only provide nutritional meals at the weekend but also toilities and essential clothing to support clients in isolation .
Looking forward, Lifeshare and Cracking Good food are hoping to deliver cookery classes to all the hostels we supported during lockdown when it is safe for us to be together!’
The meals are being delivered every weekend to support people experiencing poverty who have just been discharged from hospital, young people with learning disabilities, and people experiencing homelessness and insecure housing.
As the current lockdown draws to an end, there is sadly no reason to believe the challenges facing people living in poverty in Greater Manchester will be alleviated. Sadly, things only seem to be getting worse.
If you can, please donate now to support our ongoing community outreach and emergency food provision.