Steve Salutes Aintree Foodbank(December 03, 2013)
Steve Rotheram, the Labour MP for Liverpool Walton has urged local people to donate non-perishable foods to the Aintree Community Fire-Station foodbank.
Steve explained, “Foodbanks have become a regular part of life for too many families in Cameron’s Britain. However, this Christmas, The Trussell Trust estimate that they will be looking to provide food for as many as 60,000 people with a third of those being children.
“It is a savage indictment on the failed economic plans of this Government, that a child’s Christmas dinner may have to be provided by a foodbank because Mum and Dad simply do not have the money to buy food.
“I often remark about the unique kind of solidarity that Liverpool is synonymous with. This Christmas, I know that people from across Walton and the Liverpool City Region, will come together and donate what they can so that as many people as possible in our city can have a Christmas dinner.
“The Aintree Community Fire-Station is a fantastic temporary foodbank that is open to members of the public to come and drop stuff off. I have been down there myself and the staff are very welcoming.
“I know this is a time for people to come together and celebrate Christmas but it can also be a very lonely time for those who are in financial difficulty. It is worth remembering, that 1-in-5 mums regularly have to skip meals to feed their kids, due to a lack of money and that 20,000 children may not sit down to a dinner on the 25th December.
“I’m urging Liverpool to put this wrong right for our most needy families and donate items from the list below this Christmas...”
- Milk (UHT or POWDERED)
- Sugar (500g)
- Fruit Juice (Carton)
- Pasta Sauces
- Sponge Pudding (Tinned)
- Tomatoes (Tinned)
- Rice Pudding (Tinned)
- Tea Bags / Instant Coffee
- Instant Mash Potato
- Rice / Pasta
- Tinned Meat / Vegetables
- Tinned Fruit
- Biscuits or Snack bar