Scouts help out at Bedford Foodbank


Scouts and Scouting is about doing your best and helping other people. So it was both our duty and a please to help out recently at the Bedford Foodbank.

Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Bedford Foodbank’s volunteers work with referral partners to provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the Bedford community.

The St Andrews Scouts, as part of the new Scouting World Challenge Award, went along to the Bedford Foodbank to help sort, pack and date hundreds of donations. At this time of the year their stores are at their fullest. But make no mistake – this is rare, and the trust REALLY needs our help. Last year Trussell Trust foodbanks in the UK gave food over 1 million times to people experiencing food poverty. St Andrews Scouts did their bit to help this target rise further, and we aim to do this more regularly throughout 2016.