As confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to rise - and show no signs of slowing - within the UK, the public’s response to stockpile has reached an unsustainable an unsympathetic level. There a wealth of factors beyond the control of the individual, which can result in families and individuals becoming dependant on food banks. With cuts in wages, pensions, benefits and healthcare, the communities within our society who are most in need are already facing an uphill battle, before the outbreak of pandemic.
Since the first cases of coronavirus in the UK were confirmed on January 31st, the air of uncertainty amongst the general public has only thickened. With the prospect of social isolation and quarantining on the cards, it was only natural that people took to the supermarkets and started stockpiling toiletries and store cupboard staples.
Unfortunately, as those who are to, over-stock their homes with food and household goods - only forced to stop when the shelves run dry as opposed to their funds - food banks become stretched even further. Donations from the public make up 90% of the supplies they procure, which has already fallen in economic uncertainty, but is anticipated to drastically continue to as the coronavirus outbreak continues.
Food banks across the UK and Ireland provided essential provisions to almost two million people last year; easing living conditions, helping feed children and aiding those with life-altering health conditions. These are the people however who are going to be worst affected in the current circumstances, not only by the health risks, but the shortage of simple necessities.
At Fine & Country Foundation we are launching a campaign amongst our agents and their clients, to encourage thinking about those who are in a less secure position during these times. Yes, we don’t know what the long-term picture is surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, but for the millions of people who are already in vulnerable conditions, it is going to be devastatingly worse.
Whilst among the general public fear is feeding fear, who’s feeding the homeless?
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