Joanne Iceton fills a cardboard box with fresh fruit and veg

LCBC Community Hub video premieres at Poverty Hurts launch.

Ahead of the launch of the Poverty Hurts Appeal 2022, Michelle Cooper visited the LCBC Community Hub in St Helen Auckland.

The hub offers good quality food at affordable prices and winter coats for free, as well as giving local people the chance to visit somewhere warm and make friends.

The project is a lifeline to many as the cost of living crisis deepens, and volunteers are sure to signpost families and individuals in need to other services that can help.

Michelle is chief executive officer of County Durham Community Foundation. She said: “For more and more families and individuals across County Durham, poverty is sadly becoming a harsh reality.

“What makes Poverty Hurts different to other appeals is that funds will be directed to projects which are already embedded in communities, delivering services focussed on helping local people. The support is targeted to help those most at need.”

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