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PremierLeague-News.Com - The pantry serves well over 100 families and individuals each week – and that number is growing
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Get FREE email updates for South LondonI'M IN!When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid EmailSomething went wrong, please try again later.The coronavirus pandemic has not just caused a massive strain on our NHS, but on people across the UK who have lost their jobs. A report by the Trussell Trust found that during the start of the pandemic around half of people who used a food bank had never needed one before. This is certainly what volunteers at Evelyn Community Food Store in Lewisham have seen. Natasha Ricketts, who runs the operation, said: "The demand has shot up since March. We’re getting new people through the doors every week. People have lost jobs or had to shield and we’ve been working hard to make sure we’re getting food to as many people as we can.
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.50 to take home three or four bags of fresh food, from fruit and veg, to yoghurts, meat and pasta and tins. Esther, who lives in a flat nearby with her partner and four-year-old son, has been coming to the pantry for over a year and says the service is “fantastic”. She said: "All the volunteers go above and beyond. I’m always amazed by the variety of food on offer.
"We’ve had fresh vegetables straight from farms, and even organic food which is a real treat. There isn’t a week that goes by where I wouldn’t have spent at least £30 more buying from shops, and that’s money I can save and put towards other essentials.” But members get more than food - it’s also become a valued community hub. Esther added: “I’m always amazed by the food, but the pantry also offers real community support – the volunteers know everyone and recognise when I’m not looking myself. That’s almost as important as the food for me.
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