Our interim CEO and Treasurer, Edgar Penollar speaks with organisations who cover a range of issues from child poverty to education to domestic violence. The Hygiene Bank has had the honour to work with these organisations and wanted to discuss how hygiene poverty is close to home UK, and how charities are addressing poverty within their local communities.
- Since lockdown charities are continuing to provide essentials to the families that need them, delivered safely and securely directly to their doorstep.
- With that the demand is staggering with no indication of slowing down or going back to pre-Covid 19 numbers.
- We know that the furlough scheme coming to an end in October is likely to create a massive spike of unemployment and further financial difficulty for families who are already living on the edge right before before Covid 19 hit.
- We can all do the right thing by taking the first step to start something. Whether that be donating to your local hygiene or food bank, signing up to be a mentor or research about a cause that motivates you to take a single action.
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- "Medway Trussell Trust food bank saw 200% increase in demand during lockdown", Kent Online, 10th September 2020