is Canterbury Food Bank?
do we need a Food Bank?
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.