Karl Turner joined volunteers from FareShare Hull and the Warren this week to help pack christmas hampers for those people who are in need this christmas.
Volunteers from across the city worked together to produce the hampers which will contain much needed food for families who are struggling over the festive period.
FareShare Hull & Humber is run by the Goodwin Development Trust. It redistributes surplus food from the food industry to more than 70 organisations throughout the region – with more signing up everyday to become Community Food Members (CFMs). This means that FareShare Hull and Humber’s network of CFMs is now feeding more than 5,000 people who are directly affected by food poverty.
The event gave Karl an opportunity to listen to volunteers about the hard work that they do and the impact that it has in the local community.
Speaking after the event, Karl Turner, Labour MP for East Hull said “It is heartening to see so many people giving up their time for a good cause which will have a positive impact in the local community.
“Speaking to the volunteers from FareShare and the Warren it is there for all to see just how much they believe in helping those who are most in need at what can be a worrying time of year.
“Food poverty is a scar on the face of modern Britain and it is a damning indictment of the government that people face this kind of hardship in one of the richest countries in the world.
“I am proud that there are people in my constituency of East Hull who want to give something back during the festive period to those who are less fortunate”.