Your local councillors have been supporting Foodbank volunteers’ efforts to raise money and awareness of their work providing emergency provisions to people in and around the ward.
On May 1 volunteers from the Bonneville Road baptist church-based Trussell Trust Foodbank went on a ‘trolley-push’ through Thornton raising money and collecting food donations form local shops.
Councillor Ed Davie joined them in Agnes Riley Gardens, thanked them for their efforts and passed messages of support from Lib Peck and Diana Morris.
Ed said: ‘We really appreciate all your hard work providing this life-line to more and more of our hard-pressed residents. Although I thank these volunteers and donors I actually think it is a disgrace that in the second decade of the 21st century people in the sixth richest country in the world are going hungry and being forced to rely on foodbanks. The council is doing everything it can to help people find work and maximise their incomes, not least by freezing council tax for six years. We need the government to stop punishing the poorest people in our communities, cutting the income of one in six Lambeth residents, whilst rewarding 13,000 millionaires with a £100,000 a year tax cut.’
For more information about the Clapham Park Foodbank, visit http://claphampark.foodbank.org.uk/