A Derry ex-community worker has gotten in touch with regional politicians in the north-west to set an example by contributing to local foodbanks.Frankie McMenamin advised
regional MLAs from all celebrations to arrange donations from their own parties to the charity drive, ahead of an anticipated hike in the number of individuals becoming reliant on foodbanks.Mr McMenamin stated there would be numerous having a hard time to find the money to satisfy the expenses of Christmas this year, and it was very important that those that might help, consisting of the political and organisation sectors, contributed. From January to early November, over 4,000 individuals had been assisted by Foyle Foodbank
. Numbers are expected to skyrocket further in the coming months as the rollout of Universal Credit reaches Derry. The Derry charity released the figures as it introduced its city-wide food drive to guarantee that no-one goes hungry in the city this Christmas. Mr McMenamin said:”Our politicians, MLAs from all the parties, ought to make a contribution from their party or from their own money towards the
foodbank. While they are sitting down to a nice Christmas, there are a lot of individuals having a hard time to provide to their households for Christmas. “I believe it would be an excellent gesture. They need to choose a charity every year and gathering and make a considerable donation.
St Vincent de Paul would be another excellent charity to give towards. “”Political leaders and service people too should make a donation, and I know there is probably a lot of services out there already offering to the foodbanks. “