Rosie Ramsey calls for community to support South Shields food bank after urgent appeal
The wife of comedian and Strictly Come Dancing star Chris Ramsey took to Twitter in a bid to boost donations for the Key 2 Life food bank in South Shields.
In a post on Thursday, April 30, she reached out to her 64,000 followers after the food bank revealed that demand has rocketed to an all-time high since the coronavirus outbreak.
Rosie, who stars alongside husband Chris in their award winning podcast S*****d Married Annoyed, wrote: “Our South Shields food bank needs our help! If you can currently afford to donate then they would really appreciate it.”
It came after the longest running food bank in South Tyneside – which is based on Boldon Lane – appealed for donations earlier this week.
Since the lockdown measures were introduced in March the volunteer-run service has helped 1,412 people struggling to put food on the table.
This is more than three times that of the previous month.
Manager Jo Benham-Brown has said that in almost three decades the food bank has never had as many people through the door as it has in the last month.
She commented: “Demand has gone through the roof at the moment, but the most shocking thing is that many of these people have never accessed the help of a food bank before.
“We’re even seeing regular donors who are now turning to the food bank for help themselves.”
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