The move follows an urgent appeal by Hackney Foodbank as they grapple to meet soaring need this summer holidays.
Vicky Bibiris, a Partner at the Stoke Newington estate agency, said: “Times are incredibly hard for some families as they struggle with the additional costs of feeding their children during the school holidays. With Universal Credit about to be rolled out and expected to cause a temporary halt in benefits, many residents look set to have an even tougher time. Stoke Newington’s community has amazing form for stepping up to help in times of crisis like this – once again we’re appealing for their help.
“We hope that by matching their donations, we can help make a difference to local people experiencing hardship.”
Last week Hackney Foodbank revealed they’d run out of even the most basic supplies including UHT milk, baked beans, jam, canned fruit, tinned meat, tinned tomatoes, toothpaste and toilet paper.
Location Location and The Local Buyers Club discount card joined forces this year to set up a permanent donation point for the Food Bank on Church Street. The Local Buyers Club team regularly collects and deliver supplies to the Food Bank’s headquarters in Hackney. Between now and August 18th the Local Buyers Club, which offers discounts at more than 120 local businesses, has also pledged to donate £5 from the sale of each membership (£12 per year) to Hackney Foodbank.
Location Location has been supporting the Food Bank for the past four years – collecting hundreds of meals for people in crisis each winter.
A report by the all-party parliamentary group on hunger last year estimated lack of access to free school meals during the holidays could cost parents between £30 and £40 per week per child.
Items donated for the Foodbank must be non-perishable - tinned foods, dried food such as pasta and rice and jars of sauces are particularly useful as are long-life meat and juices. Location Location is at 18 Stoke Newington Church Street.
“We hope that by matching their donations, we can help make a difference to local people experiencing hardship
Posted 9th August 2018