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Real Stories – Real Need
On August 28, 2014
We thought we would share some of the recent food requests we have received from local people in need or referral agencies. We hope it helps to raise awareness of the genuine difficulties faced by low income families and single people alike.
‘I have just started a new job, so I am now off Jobseekers allowance but right now I have no money to get any food at all. I am just wondering if I would be able to have a food parcel just to tie me over for a bit while I’m working, Please this would be a massive help’.
‘They have no food in the house and benefits have been stopped for 4 weeks as they failed to keep an appointment due to it clashing with a doctor’s appointment.’
‘I’m working but cannot even afford food once all my outgoings come out. I don’t know if I can get help from the food bank. I’m looking for some advice and help. Thank you’.
‘Could you tell me how I apply for a food parcel please? I have 4 children and could do with some help.’……
The following week we received this message:
‘Hello, you delivered a food parcel on Tuesday to me and my children. I would just like to say thank you so much, it has really helped us. Once again, thank you.’
‘My child tax credit has been stopped due to a mistake. I am struggling to buy food – I need some help with a food bank – I’m desperate. It is very difficult for me to go out due to my mental health.’
When we receive requests directly from the public, we refer them back to one of the referral agencies we work with so that the need can be properly assessed, and then a referral made to us.
As always, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who donates food & finance to support the work of The Well.
May God richly bless you for your generosity.