The challenge we face is with the impending end of the furlough scheme, meaning redundancies for many people, and for us that means even more people potentially seeking help.
The appeal has been instrumental in helping us to keep the Foodbank running since the lockdown in March. It has allowed us to install a refrigerated unit outside our warehouse meaning we have been able to offer fresh food to clients in addition to non - perishable items.
We most definitely still need support. We are still receiving a lot of food donations but these have noticeably decreased as we have come out of lockdown, whereas the amount of people coming to us for help with food continues to rise. Aberdeen City Crisis Line has now been scaled back and people calling them for help with food are being given Instant Neighbour’s number to call. Clients are also increasingly coming to us for help with accessing information - there seems to be little access to National information at a local level.
Any gift you can make, large or small, can have a huge impact on the lives of many. Businesses, associations and private individuals are being urged to support this appeal and donate whatever they can now.Donate