ND Lib Dems Support Foodbank

Lib Dem Cllrs Julie Hunt and Caroline Leaver donating a share to Barnstaple Food Bank.A massive thank you to our members, supporters, and people across North Devon who helped us to raise a whopping one thousand pounds for North Devon Food Bank during half term.

Liberal Democrats campaigned hard here, and in parliament, to get the Government to make yet another U-turn on Free School Meals, and are so glad that the community voices have been heard. But we at North Devon Liberal Democrats felt very strongly that we needed to do something in addition to help those across North Devon who need a helping hand over the coming months.

We know North Devon is in even greater need due to COVID - with our research in August showing unemployment has rocketed in the last year here - an increase of 241%, with 14,400 on furlough.

The funds raised have been split between Barnstaple & Ilfracombe, areas of above average levels of childhood poverty, and will be used to purchase food for those families who are struggling to make ends meet over the festive period and school holidays.

Once again, a huge thank you to all who donated for their kind generosity.

(Pictured: Cllr Julie Hunt, Cllr Caroline Leaver at Barnstaple Food Bank)

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