A simple idea...
Would you like to gift food to someone who has asked for support?
You have surplus food but no time to drop off to a foodbank service?
You are interested in financially donating so we can purchase good food at super low prices?
Or you'd be interested in buying from local businesses that donate to our food parcels?
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The "Gift Your Neighbour" idea...
Volunteers from local refugee charity Salusbury World have worked with our resident associations, community organisations, mutual aid groups and local businesses over the past year to create food hubs.
We are currently at 131 Salusbury Rd between 12.30-2.30pm on Mondays and have previously been on Lonsdale Rd, Salusbury School, the Maqam and William IV.
The hubs have raised over £15,000 in funding and hundreds of weekly food donations from the community, allowing us to deliver food to 250 people every Monday to 78 homes across Queens Park, Brondesbury and Kensal Green.
Food gift parcels
Our volunteers prepare gift bags that have a mix of fruit/veg, bread and non-perishable food the household can cook with such as rice or pasta and tinned tomatoes.
The gifts can be requested via www.bit.ly/Giftmeal.
You can also use us as a 'drop off' point for non-perishable food for us to distribute to foodbanks (such as Brent Foodbank, Sufra NW London, North Paddington) or other food services in the area (such as The Granville Community Kitchen in Carlton Vale and St Laurence's Larder on Christchurch Ave).
Every Monday volunteers from Salusbury World, local Residents' Associations & other volunteers prepare 'Gifts for neighbour' parcels to distribute to vulnerable families in the area.
Please bring donations between 12.30-2.30pm on a Monday to 131 Salusbury Rd (previously 22 Lonsdale Rd) or we can collect from you at home.
(This hub was formerly at 22 Lonsdale RD, Salusbury School, St Anne's & Hugo's)
The Maqam COMMUNITY
Our volunteers no longer prepare parcels at the Maqam on Wrentham Ave every Thursday but the team have very kindly offered to accept any food or toiletries donations for us to collect.
Our team will use donations for our Monday parcels and share any perishables such as fruit and veg with Granville Community Kitchen and other partners.
WILLIAM IV HUB
Kensal Triangle Residents Association (KTRA) volunteers no longer prepare "Gift Your Neighbour"food parcels in the beautiful beer garden at William IV on Harrow Rd every Thursday. But they continue to arrange gift parcels for homes. A new drop-off point is being arranged.