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 […]

Rising costs forces families to Fermanagh foodbanks

WITH the cost of almost everything shooting up across the board, and few seeing a rise in their income, many Fermanagh households are facing the dilemma of whether to ‘heat or eat’ this winter. However, help is on hand in the community for those that need it. Just this week local Power NI customers were informed by […]

More families than ever using local foodbanks

IT’S BEEN a tough year for everyone , but just how tough it has been for many local families has been starkly highlighted by the demand at Fermanagh’s foodbanks, both at Christmas and throughout the year. Speaking to the Herald after handing out the last of their extra-large Christmas hampers this year, manager of Enniskillen Foodbank […]