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 - with 25% more added by the Government through Gift Aid - 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?
See our story on Instagram...or financially donate here: 'Gift Your Neighbour' - Just Giving donation page.
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 such as Cuore Italian Deli and Akoya over the past two years to create food hubs.
We are currently at NW Works at 135 Salusbury Rd between 11.00-2.00pm on Mondays (and have previously been on Lonsdale Rd, Salusbury School, the Maqam and William IV). Food can be dropped off there or we can collect from your home on any day or time.
The hubs have raised over £25,000 in funding and hundreds of weekly food donations from our community (thank you, everyone!), allowing us to deliver food to 250 people every Monday to over 70 homes across Queens Park, Brondesbury and Kensal Green.
Food gift parcels
We accept any items that are in-date and unopened. Our ideal items would be those you love to eat yourself and you'd like to 'gift on'. These are neighbourly gifts.
Our volunteers prepare gift bags that have a mix of fruit/veg bought from local stores on the Kilburn High Rd, bread donated by Gails and non-perishable food the household can cook with such as rice, pasta and tinned tomatoes.and sauces.
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 or other food services in the area (such as The Granville Community Kitchen in Carlton Vale and Laurence's Larder on Christchurch Ave).
Please note Laurence's Larder is currently closed (as of 11/9/22 but hopes to reopen when/if new charory trustees can be appointed).
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 11.00-2.00pm on a Monday to NW Works, Unit 2, 135 Salusbury Rd or we can collect from you at home.
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. If you live in Kensal Green and would like to donate food please contact 07753 949 301