EMERGENCY food parcels have doubled last month compared to the same period last year, new Burton Salvation Army figures have revealed.
In February, the Burton branch delivered a total of 86 – 40 more than the same time last year – serving 116 adults and 69 children.
It brings the total supplied this year to 172 parcels (90 in 2013), and this has served 232 adults and 150 children.
Nine referrals for food parcels came from YMCA hostels, and 14 from Trent & Dove Housing, while others have come from social services and schools.
The food parcels are for seven days. The Salvation Army has provided food this year, so far, to 382 individuals, which equates to 2,674 days’ worth of meals, so far this year.
Anyone wishing to donate food or cash can phone Major Jane Morris on 01283 563627, or Vic Wileman on 01889 564117.
All contributions will be used to help those most in need locally.