Formby Labour Party members respond to Christmas appeal
Formby Labour Party members contributed nearly 70 large bags of food and £100 in cash in just a two week period to donate to our local Foodbank in Southport. Supplies are needed more than ever as local residents in Sefton continue to face weeks without funds following the roll out of Universal Credit, the new 'welfare' system that has left many families without food and in debt. Many using the Foodbank are in work too, often on low incomes or insecure zero hours contracts which means they can't make ends meet.
Formby Councillor Catie Page and Labour's Carol Richards who helped to organise the collection said 'We are grateful for the work our local Foodbank does and we thank our members for their generosity. These donations will help to ensure our fellow residents have basic supplies over the Christmas period, but we have to say the presence of foodbanks in one of the richest countries in the world is shameful, people shouldn't have to turn to charity to feed their families, what we need is a social security system which is a true safety net.'
Southport Foodbank has assited over 25,000 people in the past 5 years including 10, 000 children. They thanked Labour