Food Bank benefits from Community Film screening

Berwickshire High School's 'I am Daniel Blake', film night, with from left, teacher from the school, local CAB volunteers, a member of the Food Bank and fourth year helpers on the night, standing in front of the food collected.
Berwickshire High School's 'I am Daniel Blake', film night, with from left, teacher from the school, local CAB volunteers, a member of the Food Bank and fourth year helpers on the night, standing in front of the food collected.

Huge thanks go to the audiences at Duns, Innerleithan and Selkirk for attending the free Community Film screenings of the award winning film ‘I Daniel Blake’ with donations for the local food banks.

Organised by the We are all Daniel Blake Community and sponsored by UNITE, the events allowed over 300 people to watch the film for free. The local Citizen Advice Bureaux attended the events and gave advice and support to audience members.

One disabled movie goer from Duns said: “I have been so worried about recent changes to benefits I am too frightened to be reassessed, but now I know I can get help from the CAB.”

The food banks were overwhelmed by the generosity of the audiences. The film highlighted how people can get sanctioned for up to 13 weeks, with no money for food or basics, several people have put themselves up for advocacy training/helping people appeal against DWP sanctions and helping at local food banks.

A huge thanks to the organisers and helpers at all events.

Pictured above at the Duns event, held at Berwickshire High School, are from the left, a teacher from the school, local CAB volunteers, a member of the Food Bank and fourth year helpers on the night, standing in front of the food collected.