He explained the operation in detail, saying that the food parcels contain enough to feed a family of 4 for 3 days. Since lockdown on 23rd March they have supplied over 50 bags per week, a total of over 16,000 meals. The major supermarkets are generous in supplying food and drinks. The families they deal with are in a support mechanism of some kind, they do not just give parcels to people turning up at the premises.
As well as operating the local food bank, the Salvation Army has 22 food hubs in the north east and the Southwick branch also supplies these from its premises with food paid for by the central Salvation Army headquarters. This goes to sheltered accommodation, people with disabilities and local schools.
In all of this work they are reliant on partnership working across the city and the Fire Brigade is particularly helpful in delivery work.
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