Roughly 20% of the population suffer deprivation, while a hardcore of two to three million are in deep poverty
David Hirsch, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, 2012
Helen [ Chicot] is organising a fundraising event for Rochdale Foodbank which takes place at Hollingworth lake on Sunday , December 30th December from midday to 4PM.
Volunteers needed on the day to support Helen’s event.
The Festive Folk event features various musical, literary and heritage groups and will be based at the Hollingwoth lake Visitors Centre.
Rochdale Foodbank provides emergency food to families and people in crisis and non-perishable food will be accepted on the day.
Food can also be left at the Charity’s base at 9-10 South Parade from 11am to 1pm on weekdays, please see webpage for more info : http://rochdale.foodbank.org.uk/
For more info on how to set up a food bank in your area please see the link on the Trussell Trusts webpage at : http://www.trusselltrust.org/start-a-foodbank
People might also want to compare Rowntree’s 1889 basic 19th century diet with our 21st century basic diet at :