People on zero hours contracts won't get paid.
Food will need to be delivered to the elderly and sick who are self-isolating.
If schools close, many children will lose their main meal and need to be fed.
And all this is happening at a time when the rest of us are going to the supermarket less and - let's be honest - thinking about our own food cupboards first.
So, here's a very simple way to help. You give money. Every time we get to £100 I ask the foodbank what they need most and go and get it. If things get really bad, I will organise a delivery. We all keep doing this over and over again until things get better.
Why aren't Fair Frome doing this? Well, they've got a heck of a lot on their plate right now and this is one way I can take the load off them. It's also easier for me to set up a fundraiser as an individual.
Who am I anyway? Good question, I have volunteered for the food bank before, and here I am with Lenka, their co-ordinator, in the food bank. Fair Frome know that I am making this appeal and are very happy to have the fundraising happen.
I will post the receipt on here every time I go shopping.
But if you're still worried, please do take some food to the Fair Frome collection points in Sainsburys, Asda, Frome Wholefoods and Barnardos instead.
Frome is a great community. Let's channel this and do our best to see all our town through the next few months.
- Tina Gaisford-Waller
- Zainab Nigoumi
- John Macdonald
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