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Scarborough Food Bank Desperate For Donations - Food Parcel Hand Outs Up 250%

Food Banks have been in the news a lot recently, but they’re something they have in other towns right? Not Scarborough... Wrong!

Scarborough Food Bank

If you’re not familiar with the concept of a food bank, they are a place where people can go for food, when they are having difficulty finding money to purchase enough food to avoid hunger.

Run by non-profit, charitable organisations the demand on food banks around the UK is on the up - and that includes Scarborough.

The Trussell Trust, who are the largest food bank provider in the UK, were recently quoted by the BBC as saying that a 51% rise in clients to their food banks was “shocking”.

Well if that’s shocking,what about a rise of over 250%?

That’s the year on year increase in demand on the food bank at Scarborough’s Rainbow Centre on Castle Road.

Some blame the Government’s welfare reforms, with delays in benefit payments leaving many without enough money for food. Other factors include redundancy, low income, rising food and fuel prices and unexpected bills.

Whatever the cause, the demand is real and continues to grow.

How Can You Help?

In an effort to help meet this demand, charitable housing association Yorkshire Coast Homes has started a campaign aimed at boosting stocks at our community’s much needed food banks.

The ‘Can-Can Appeal’ as it is named, is a simple scheme where YCH will double all donations of cans dropped off at their Brook House office.

The scheme began in October last year and has been a big success delivering around 4000 cans to local food banks, but a growing demand means that more donations are still needed.

YCA are calling upon everyone to consider adding a can or two to their next supermarket shop, or even just check the back of their cupboards for a couple of tins that they can spare.

Then simply drop them in to Yorkshire Coast Homes at Brook House on Gladstone Road and they will double the number of all donated cans before delivering them all to the food banks.

Shaun Tymon, Yorkshire Coast Homes Chief Executive, said

“YCH is very much aware of the ongoing need for food bank resources within our communities.”

“As people struggle to balance rising energy bills with food costs it’s inevitable that pressure on the food banks will increase. They simply cannot meet the increasing demand without substantial support.”

Rainbow Centre Manager Trish Kinsella said

“We’re very grateful for this additional support from Yorkshire Coast Homes, which has enabled us to replenish our food bank supplies. Donations of this kind are now absolutely vital if we are to meet the growing demand for food parcels throughout the year”.
Scarborough Food Bank Desperate For Donations - Food Parcel Hand Outs Up 250% Reviewed by Editor on 16:26:00 Rating: 5


  1. They should've gone round the student houses a few weeks ago before everybody moved out- Ive never seen so much food wasted!

    1. what a fab idea maybe next year get all the students together to take there left over food to the food bank

  2. It would be nice to think that each and every one of us could pull together and find some generosity in our hearts. Even the smallest of donations helps.


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