The Trussell Trust runs the largest network of food banks in the UK, giving emergency food and support to people in crisis. Fourteen million people live below the poverty line and in the last year 2,5 million three-day emergency food supplies were distributed to people in crisis.
This month there is a further appeal for volunteer help at either of our Tesco collections at Brixton and Streatham on the 15th, 16th and 17th July. Links to the rota are contained within the item so it’s very easy to sign up. We just ask for a 2 hour minimum commitment. These collections are hugely important to us to help keep our stock flow at good levels. There is also an item about the lovely produce we have received from the Kew Gardens community garden and Kew Gardens kitchen garden. To download the link click here.
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Our Supermarket Collection is only two weeks away and there are still plenty of spaces to fill. It’s hard to ignore just how important these collections are in generating essential food supplies for us. If you can spare two hours to help encourage customer donations or to sort and pack food, please sign up using the links below. Collections will be held on Thursday, 15th July, Friday, 16th July and Saturday, 17th July in Streatham and Brixton.
“People worry that food bank volunteers might judge you but no one ever does. Everyone has always been so caring. It’s not just about being given food, they always ask if you need support with anything else too, like housing, so they can refer you”, says Naomi, a young mother of two children. Read Naomi’s full interview in this recent article published by #togetherband.
Have you heard the new single ‘Waiting for the Sun’ from Little Moscow? It’s a huge hit! All proceeds from sales will go to the Trussell Trust and help food banks across the country support their communities. Please head over to the Little Moscow Shop to help support the campaign for a hunger free future.
We want to say a massive thank you to Helen and Jane from the Kew Gardens Community Garden for an influx of freshly grown produce. As well as organic lettuce, pak choi, chard, kale and spring onions they have also been growing 800 basil plants to be distributed between eight London food banks.
Please click on the image above to see our most up to date shopping list. If you can donate, here’s where to go. Thank you.
Are you interested in taking stunning photos of the night sky? It might be easier than you think! Join Jeremy Phillips for an online workshop on Tuesday, 6th July at 7.30pm to find out more. Tickets are only £5 which will be donated to our food bank.
Please note that due to Covid-19, some of our distribution points are currently closed. Drop-boxes are still operating in various local shops across Lambeth.
Please check our website for the latest information on how and where to donate food.
We have a number of options to suit your donating preferences, including our text to donate service where simply by texting ‘dinner 5’, ‘dinner 10’ or ‘dinner XX’ (insert amount of your choice) to 70085 enables you to donate the corresponding amount through your phone. Please click on the image above and download our ‘ways to donate’ info sheet to see all options available to you.
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