How the money raised for 14p mum and food bank is to be spent.



How the money raised for 14p mum and food bank is to be spent.

The Rock Foundation a Grimsby food bank was featured on BBC on Wednesday along with a number of people who depend on them. Also featured were homeless mum Rachel Finn and her son who had only 14p left.

The story about Rachel’s plight resulted in a just giving page being set up. The page raised £30,000 over just two days.  The money raised will go to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Rock Foundation so it can be used to help others. The donations will provide much-needed security to the food bank as it faces mounting demand for its services.

Pam Hodge the founder of the Rock Foundation has revealed how the money will be spent. The money will be used to support some of the people who featured in the BBC report. And £2,000 will be used as a deposit to get a new house sorted, and also some furniture and white goods.

The remainder of the money will be used to support the food bank and the hundreds of people they work with every week. The food bank has been struggling to meet demand and currently hand out 400 food parcels a week. They were worried they would not have enough food to last over the festive season and would not be able to help people reliant on them. They can now restock their cupboards and even get some presents for local children, whose families struggle this time of year.

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.

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