The larder is appealing for tins of meat, soup, vegetables and puddings as well as jam, long-life milk, sugar and coffee.
Donations can be left at the community centre on School Road and Forbury Chapel, Church Street in the mornings only.
‘Starving people in Herefordshire need your help’ sounds like a third-world style appeal doesn’t it? Ridiculous even. Yet, that’s the reality. People in our county are facing such hardship they have to rely on food handouts to survive.
Data released last year showed how cases of malnutrition in England had almost doubled over a three-year period from 2008/09–2011/12, coinciding with the dramatic increase in the cost of living.
A permanent solution is needed and yet again we see another example of how capitalism’s volatility causes nothing but hardship and misery for working class people at the sharp end.
How shocking that people are still going hungry in a world of plenty.