Food Bank swamped as demand rises by 77 per cent

THE number of food parcels distributed in Fermanagh has surged by 77 per cent leaving the local organisation overwhelmed by the demand and pensioners being hit the hardest. Compared to the same period in 2021, it’s an enormous rise, explained John Shades, manager of Enniskillen Food Bank, and one they could never have predicted. “It’s […]

GAA girls’ marathon ‘exceeds all expectations’

FERMANAGH’S GAA women have exceeded their wildest expectations to date by raising a grand total of £5895 in aid of three local charities, Fermanagh’s Women’s Aid, Enniskillen Food Bank and the Aisling Centre. With an initial target of £4,000 the Erne squad have been completely “blown away” by the public reaction to their ‘Marathon per […]

Foodbank now feeding one in five people in Enniskillen

ALMOST 20 percent of the population of Enniskillen have relied on the Enniskillen Food Bank for support at some point in the last year.  John Shades, manager at the Food Bank explained that in 2018 over 2400 people received food parcels from the local Food Bank. In a town with a population of around 14,000 […]