The past few months have certainly been strange ones, and have taken Exeter Foodbank in directions we could never have envisaged at the beginning of 2020.
We have probably made more changes to our services in the past 10 weeks than we have in the past 10 years – whilst simultaneously losing half our volunteer base overnight and seeing our client numbers increase by around 50%. Mark, the foodbank manager, has compared this process ‘to trying to service a moving car as it accelerates down the motorway’ – and yet, somehow, we have been able to ensure everyone who needs it receives emergency food.
In our Spring / Summer Newsletter, we reflect on some of the considerable challenges and changes the Covid-19 crisis has brought – as well as the enduring generosity and community support that have helped us through.
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Thank you for all your support at this time.