Foodbank partnership supports service users

We have recently teamed up with the C7 Church in Glasgow to help our service users access support from the City Care Foodbank.

Provided by C7 with support from the Trussell Trust, the foodbank provides access to food parcels for people at risk of poverty and exclusion. Donated food is distributed in packages that are nutritionally balanced, non-perishable and will feed a person for three days. We’ve teamed up with C7 to be a referring agency, meaning we can provide vouchers to service users who are in need.

HIV and Hepatitis C continue to affect some of the most vulnerable people in our society who often have complex needs.  We work with people affected by issues such as homelessness, unemployment, immigration and access to benefits. These inequalities will often lead to poor physical and mental health, including poor nutritional health, which makes managing HIV or Hepatitis C all the more difficult.

While the circumstances which lead to increased demand for foodbanks are terrible, enormous credit must go to the community organisations, such as C7, that organise and operate them. Access to this support will have an immediate, practical impact on service users we work with in Glasgow and we are proud to be working in partnership with C7.