This week, Inivos delivered £400 worth of food to King’s Lynn Foodbank to support the local community and their current collection drive.
Headed up by Lizzie Robson and Becca Covill, the donation of various foods including cereal, rice, chocolate bars, crackers and beans was gratefully received by Helen Gilbert, Project Manager at the King’s Lynn Foodbank.
Lizzie Robson, Human Resources Manager at Inivos, says: “The foodbank is an amazing initiative to help others, it is especially welcomed with the recent cost of living increases, and we know how challenging school holidays can be. Inivos are looking forward to continuing to work with the foodbank delivering food monthly to help support and give back to the local area.”
We have all felt the effects of inflation over the last few months, many people who used to donate to foodbanks are now having to rely on them. The Office for National Statistics reported the cost of everyday grocery items such as butter and low-fat milk has increased by over 20%. The cost of mineral water, flour and olive oil have also increased by 18%1. It’s no surprise then that more and more people are having to rely on foodbanks to feed their families. Between 2008 and 2021 the number of people using foodbanks has increased every year from just under 26,000 to more than 2.56 million2.
Part of a nationwide network of 428 foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, the King’s Lynn Foodbank works to combat poverty and hunger across the UK, providing food and tailored support to help people resolve the crises they are facing. In 2021/22, the foodbank network provided 2.1 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in need.
Wondering what do donate? The Trussell Trust ensure their food parcels are nutritionally balanced and contain enough food for at least three days. Suitable items include rice, pasta, soup, cereal, tinned fruit and vegetables, lentils, tinned meat, biscuits and fruit juice. You can also donate non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products.