Heartbreaking letter from Leeds mum to her local foodbank

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To my local foodbank

I visited your foodbank today with my little boy. I had never been to a foodbank before and wasn’t sure what to expect.

Today was a particularly bad day and as I explained to the two lovely ladies that spoke to me, I feel my chest is being crushed under the pressure of everything going on right now. But visiting and meeting the lovely people in the foodbank has really given me a lift in what is a very stressful time for me.

I just wanted to thank you all so much. I felt rather overwhelmed but only because of the genuine kindness and generosity of everyone there.

I got home a little while ago and unpacked, I am blown away by what you have given us. I really can’t thank you enough, I don’t know how to show my gratitude, of which there is plenty.

Thank you, really, so very much for listening to me, for making my son and I feel so welcome and for the lovely food. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to know that my children are going to be able to eat OK. And thank you for caring, at times like this it is so easy to believe the world doesn’t care, it’s lonely and isolating.

I also want to thank the one lady who said she would pray for me later. I am not Christian however it is wonderful and I do believe in the power of prayer and I am grateful that she will take the time to do that for me. I think it is one of the loveliest things a person can do for another.

Kindest regards,