We were overwhelmed by the generosity of this incredible community; one local even organised a supermarket delivery with several bags full of the core items.
Our collection followed an urgent appeal from the Food Bank which was running desperately low on many items. Over a car full of food has been donated and will make a huge difference to people in most need.
We’ve been proud supporters of Hackney Food Bank for the last few years; typically we collect for them in the winter but times are hard and many more people are in crisis this year.
Last year Hackney Food Bank fed 3,458 people, almost a third were children. They help around 70 families a week but many more are in dire need. Many of those they help have no food or money because of issues with their benefits payments – increasingly people in poverty face benefits sanctions if they fail to turn up to a scheduled meeting. That can prove particularly hard for those with mental or physical illness or disabilities.
Thanks again to everyone who donated.
Posted 28th July 2017
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