“It is very cold but people are still trying to ration their heating.”
“Certainly, the cost of living rise has been the biggest impact, but Covid is definitely still having an impact.”
While things may be returning to normality, ‘normal’ at the Foodbank has always been busy.
Universal Credit has been the biggest factor driving people to use the local foodbank this year.
Each year, the Foodbank do a hamper giveaway to provide families with food and items that they need over the Christmas period.
STARK statistics outline a 159 per cent increase in foodbank usage in Fermanagh over a twelve month period. According to the Trussell Trust over one thousand people relied on a County Fermanagh foodbank between April 2018 and March 2019. During the same period the charity provided 36,783 three day emergency food supplies to people in […]
Val Irvine who runs the initiative is encouraging anyone in the local area who is in need to visit.
“We will be able to go and buy items in bulk so we can stock up on the items that we need.”
Enniskillen Foodbank are now open three days a week as families struggle to ‘heat or eat’ during winter.