An update from the Trussell Trust and Leeds South and East Foodbank following the Prime Minister’s announcement last night about the new measures to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to a food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.
We are currently having contingency plan conversations about what this new guidance means for our food bank and community. Until there is adequate government protection for people, food banks remain an essential community service.
The latest government advice explains food banks can legally continue operating and buildings that host food banks can continue to open for those sessions, provided we follow social distancing rules, because our work qualifies us as key workers ‘caring for the vulnerable’.
We are aiming to re-open our service as soon as possible and we will update you shortly.
Thank you for your patience.