Jack Monroe has started a campaign on her blog to ask people to donate £3-worth of food to their local foodbank, and she has detailed what they could buy for that £3, which would provide someone with 22 meals.
Foodbanks around the country are having a big drive at Asda stores this Saturday so I am planning to head north to my nearest Asda and do some shopping for the foodbank in that town.
I am interested to find out more about who benefits from foodbanks - for example, where would people from my village go to access a foodbank? Is the foodbank in the big town to the north only for the people there? I'm going to be having a bit of a look around for more information, but I think that it is an excellent campaign to support and I would encourage anyone with a spare £3 on Saturday to go to their nearest Asda and do their bit, or support a local foodbank in their area. None of us know what twist of fate will bring us to our knees and in need of such support.