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Supporting local foodbanks

URGENT ADVICE as at 5/4/20

If you require emergency food support please call Brent's new Emergency Food Support on 020 8937 3010. The Council can refer you to a Foodbank to see if free food can be delivered to you at home.

There is also further advice here from Brent Council.

You can also contact your local mutual aid group (click here for contact points). This network of neighbours can help with shopping and a referral to a Foodbank (such as the ones below) for the Council's emergency food. 

Sufra NW London (Stonebridge) - call for volunteers

Sufra NW London is Brent's designated Foodbank lead for Covid.

They urgently need a full-time (or two PT) admin volunteers to support core distribution and delivery as they scale up. Possibility of paid work. More details to follow.... 

Volunteer drivers who are DBS checked and available during the week are also a priority. Please complete this form if you may be able to help and we will be in touch: https://forms.gle/YnWfGLqxt7LXALNo7

They also need more volunteers across the team and you can use this sign-up form to make you availability and skill-set known to them. bit.ly/helpSUFRA

​To donate to Sufra's Corona Emergency Fund (supporting people Brent-wide), please click here.

Food donations can be dropped off 9.30-5.30pm (Fridays until 8pm) at the Edible Garden - non-perishable list below.

020 3441 1335 admin@sufra-nwlondon.org.uk

Sufra NW London

160 Pitfield Way

Stonebridge

NW10 OPW

North Paddington Foodbank (Elgin Ave)

We basically need everything, including patience for volunteers as we are still building our capacity to respond to the issues, so we may not be able to mobilise all interested volunteers straight away.

Donations can come to our address anytime during the day, we essentially need everything at the moment . A list is on our website

For volunteers, see our pinned tweet @npfoodbank, there's a spreadsheet link http://buff.ly/2QhTgOU and a WhatsApp group link (contact us to be added). This will all be scaled up in time

In relation to people in need referred to us by mutual aid groups, if someone is identified as needing food and unable to afford it then pass them onto us.

Donations accepted at Sainsburys (Canal Way, Ladbroke Grove), (Paddington Station), (Sheldon Square), Waitrose (Porchester Rd).

We can offer collection and home delivery.

info@npfoodbank.org.uk

0207 266 3347

North Paddington Food Bank
Selbourne House,

WECH Community Centre,

Ground Fl,

36A Elgin Avenue,

London W9 3AZ

Brent Foodbank (Harlesden)

Donations can still be accepted at the Lexi Cinema on Tuesday/Weds, 11-2pm. We are checking the position regarding The Methodist Church on Chamberlayne Rd. .

Donating food?  Please bring donations to our Neasden centre, Tue Thu & Fri 9-5, or Mon & Wed by arrangement.  We need UHT milk & juice, tinned tomatoes and pasta/curry sauce, bar soap and hand soap.  More info at https://brent.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.  Thank you!

Donating money?  https://brent.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/ or you can post a cheque to Neasden centre as below.  Thank you very much for your support!

Volunteering?  email us your contact details, availability and area of interest.  We are fast tracking our application process and will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Need the foodbank?  See our opening hours and locations below.  Please bring a voucher from a referral or support agency such as your job centre or social services.  For more info see https://brent.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/how-to-get-help/.

info@brent.foodbank.org.uk   t: 0203 7455 972

The Vestry Hall
Neasden Lane
London
NW10 2TS

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We provide emergency food & support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for foodbanks in the UK. Based in Harlesden, part of the Trussell Trust.

Local - also needing help

There are many organisations who usually operate walk-in 'foodbank' services.

 

Churches and St Laurence's Larder's popular open kitchen in Brondesbury have had to shut and Ashford Place in Willesden is currently open only to its homeless guests.

The below are open and are non-referral services that do not require vouchers or prior appointment.

The popular Granville Community Kitchen in South Kilburn

is open on Wednesdays and Fridays and has been serving hot food

for takeaway.

 

Contact Leslie (07952 616 352); granvillecommunitykitchen@gmail.com; 

@GranComKit.

 

Fresh Horizons CB in Harlesden are open on Friday.

Sacred Heart Church Parish House (at back of the church) Quex Rd, Kilburn, NW6 4PS Open: Everyday, 10 -4pm No tokens or referrals necessary

 

The brilliant Avenues Youth Project is turning into a food production facility for 200 of the hardest hit on Queen’s Park Estate.

The Head Chef from The Shed in Notting Hill is running the kitchen.

"We’re working with North Paddington Foodbank, Westminster Council, Queens Park Community Council, Schools, Queens Park Family Hub to identify need, and with volunteers we will produce and deliver healthy cooked meals door-to-door minimising risk of contagion. 

Deliveries all done by local residents on foot 7 days a week.  DBS checked volunteers will assist Avenues staff in manning the phones. If we need more volunteers I’ll give a shout out.

It’s costing Avenues £9,200 for 6,000 meals over 7 weeks on top of regular running costs so any donations gratefully received! 

www.avenues.org.uk/donate"

HELPING US LOCALLY - AND ACROSS LONDON

Brilliant organisations that help supply all the above include The Felix Project, and City Harvest who rescue food from the food industry and deliver across London to charities and schools.

Part of the Felix team is in Park Royal. To volunteer or donate please click here.

To follow on social media: @felixprojectuk

NEW FOODBANK SERVICES BEING CREATED

Great news that the Pakistan Cultural Centre have created a foodbank service in Willesden Green.

Pictures above of the enthusiastic support of the Willesden Green Mutual Aid Group volunteers!

Watch this space for more news of "locality hubs" to support the main Brent foodbanks.

Meanwhile, the absolutely incredible Daksha and her husband of the Covid-19 Response Kitchen have been making over 7,000 meals a week on Ealing Rd for hospital staff and vulnerable people across Brent, including Dudden Hill, Queens Park, Brondesbury, Willesden Green and Harlesden using her volunteer drivers and the mutual aid network. 

TYPICAL DESIRABLE FOOD ITEMS FOR A FOODBANK

Dried pasta

Rice

Long-life milk

Oil 1ltr

Sugar

Biscuits

Noodle/ready meals

Tinned veg

Tuna/other canned fish

Chickpeas

Kidney beans

Tinned Tomatoes

Pasta sauce

Nappies

Baby milk

Toilet roll


 

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