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Increase in need for family food packages says local resource centre

Feb 21, 2023 08:35 By Shannonside News
Increase in need for family food packages says local resource centre
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Over the past six years, Boyle Family Resource center has delivered extra food to families in need.

The number of households seeking assistance for food costs is growing, according to a Roscommon Family Support Worker.

Emer McFadden makes these comments in anticipation of today's announcement by Minister Humphreys regarding cost of living measures.

She says a higher number of food packages have been distributed locally due to rising utility bills.

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Over the past six years, Boyle Family Resource center has delivered extra food that family income in the household was not covering.

The Roscommon based support worker hopes that the new cost of living measurements will reduce pressures on families:

I would hope that the measures announced would support all families in our community, that everyone would see a benefit.

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If that is the case then I would hope that would mean that some of our families might not need to come on a weekly basis because they have that extra source of income.

I suppose if the cost of living increase continue, while these measures are definitely needed then we will see the same amount if not more attending our foodbank.

 

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