Members' Breakfast Briefing with Louisa Hobbs

Date: 25 May 2023
Time: 07:30 to 09:00

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As one of the largest independent Food Banks in the UK, MK Food Bank supports thousands of individuals and families across the whole borough. Last year the lasting effects of Covid19 and the subsequent cost of living crisis led to increased demand for food support. In 2022, MK Food Bank gave out 26,000 food parcels and equivalents – 40% more than in 2021 and nearly double what was given out in the whole of 2019. MK Food Bank has supported around 1 in 30 households in Milton Keynes over the last 18 months. This represents one child in every class, at least one household in every street and possibly at least one in most workplaces. 

Louisa will focus on the latest challenges faced by the organisation as it deals with the legacy of the pandemic and the current financial crisis. She will also build on the facts and figures that were delivered during her talk one year ago, reflecting on the support that the organisation has received, the real-time impact that this has had on the hardest hit families, and how people and businesses can get involved moving forward.

This is exclusive to MKBLP members only so we do hope that you will be able to join us for what promises to be an insightful event.