“The Fermanagh people have stepped up more than I could have ever imagined.”
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 […]
Local food donations have dropped, as everyone feels the pinch
“I dread October when this price hike happens and everyone starts using more gas and electricity in the winter.”
“There is no shame in seeking help, it is absolutely the right thing to do.”
“Certainly, the cost of living rise has been the biggest impact, but Covid is definitely still having an impact.”
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 […]
The Grow Baby service is due to launch fully in the coming weeks, and will operate the same opening times as the Foodbank.
While things may be returning to normality, ‘normal’ at the Foodbank has always been busy.
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 […]