The vegan community in Worthing has pulled together in an effort to help people cope during the ongoing pandemic.
The vegan community is once again pulling together to help those in need during the countries time of uncertainty. The stockpiling and panic buying of the general public has caused vulnerable people across the country to go without.
To combat this, Pia Offord, a resident of Worthing has launched the Worthing Vegan Food Bank Network in an effort to help people cope during the ongoing pandemic.
The drop-in food bank is run by volunteers and relies on donations from locals and business, it will offer vegan food and hygiene products to anyone who needs them, without discriminating against vegans and non-vegan. A local vegan shop and cafe, Conscious Cow will be working with the food bank in the hope of expanding it into a parcel-delivery service.
Speaking to local news outlet Worthing Herald, Pia Offord commented, “Seeing people struggle in supermarkets and reading many desperate stories on social media by fellow Worthing residents, I wanted to come up with a way to support our ever-growing vegan community.”
“I feel there is a need for an all-vegan food bank in our town, so I decided to reach out to various vegan-friendly, independent businesses in the Worthing area. Within the hour we came together to start the Worthing Vegan Food Bank Network.”