October 17 was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, so right now is a great time to explore Article 27. During the pandemic child poverty has increased by 15% globally, with almost 1.2 million children worldwide living below the poverty line – 4 million of these children live in the UK.
Leading up to this important day in our Rights Respecting Calendar we decided to collect food for the East Durham Trust Foodbank, our local food bank which supports people in our local area.
Once again we have had some extremely generous donations which will help families all over County Durham during this uncertain time. For more information about East Durham Trust Food Bank or the services they provide please visit their website: https://www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk/feed.html