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Action On Poverty

January 24, 2017

Action Homeless is making an urgent appeal for donations to help those affected by poverty across the city and county. The appeal has been launched as part of a Poverty Action Week, a campaign organised by Charity Link to raise awareness of the impact of poverty. Recent figures reveal 30,000 children are living in poverty throughout Leicester and Leicestershire.[1] Whilst, more and more individuals are becoming vulnerable to benefit sanctions ending up in crisis without food and even a home.

We are desperately appealing for food donations to support vulnerable families and individuals below the poverty line. A full list of our food donation requests can be found here. The donated items will be distributed as emergency parcels to people in need from our Food Stop in Malcolm Arcade. The Food Stop is run by Action Homeless and is open every weekday from 1pm – 4.30pm.

Sunday 26th February is also Church Action on Poverty Sunday, an event to raise awareness of nationwide homelessness and poverty. The Action on Poverty Sunday seeks to unite churches across the UK to work together to put the poorest members of society first. If you would like Action Homeless to support your church with a fundraising event or if you would like to speak at your local church in aid of Action on Poverty Sunday, please contact James on 0116 221 1851 or at jamesriviere@actionhomeless.org.uk for more information.

Please helps us tackle food poverty and homelessness in Leicester and Leicestershire.

[1] http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/it-s-appalling-30-000-children-in-leicester-growing-up-in-poverty/story-29882841-detail/story.html

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