The foodbank in Lisburn has become such a necessity, for so many people, that it has had to expand by opening a satellite location on Moira Main Street.
Downshire West Alliance representative Owen Gawith was shocked and dismayed to discover that a foodbank could be needed in Moira as well as ones in Lisburn and Lurgan. “ It is a sad indictment on the Government’s view of what families need to live on” he said. “That we have people either working or not, who cannot afford to heat and eat, and who must then rely on others’ charity to scrape by from day to day, is outrageous in a wealthy country. Users of these foodbanks are not scroungers or idle, they are ordinary mums and dads like the rest of us, and should not be made to feel that the state does not care.”
If you can help with a donation of tinned or dried food, it can be left in at the Living Room in Eden House on the Main Street.