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'Bring A Tin To Work Week' Begins Today To Help Comeback The Cost-Of-Living-Crisis

To help combat the ongoing cost-of-living crisis in our local area, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale Mind are calling on local businesses to take part in 'Bring a tin to work week'

All donated food will be distributed throughout the area in a bid to make an impact on the lives of people who are struggling to put food on their tables. 

Debi Lewis, the cost of living service co-ordinator, says that the local food banks are going through a difficult time. 

A staggering 90% of food banks have seen an increase in demand, with over 80% saying they have noticed a decrease in donations.

With food inflation rising to 16.7% and the cost of gas nearly 130% higher than the previous year, it is becoming increasingly difficult for people to afford general living costs and many of the people approaching organisations like SWR Mind and Food Banks for emergency help are working families struggling to make ends meet.

Over 2.9 million people in the United Kingdom have had to rely on a food bank this year and supplies across Scarborough and Ryedale Districts are running low. With this huge wave of need, community fridges and similar services are struggling to help individuals and families at a time they need it most. 

Debi says that it's helping raise awareness of how important food banks are in our area. 

If you would like to join the event and start a collection point for food donations, please contact Debi Lewis or a member of the admin team on: Debra.lewis@swrmind.org.uk or 01723 339838

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