What is Canterbury Food Bank?
Why do we need a Food Bank?
Hunger is not just a third world problem. There are ‘hidden hungry’ here in our affluent district of Canterbury. A sudden change in circumstances, such as a family break up, illness, unexpected bill, delay in benefits, redundancy or even reduced working hours can result in people being unable to feed themselves and their family.
According to the latest child poverty statistics, there are over 4,000 children living in poverty in the Canterbury District out of a total population of 135,000 people - that's one in seven children.