THE WILLIAM IV
The William IV Community food hub has just celebrated its first month of collecting and donating food for neighbours in Kensal Green.
Run by Amanda and Avril of Kensal Triangle Residents Association (KTRA) and hosted by Jean in his beautiful "Dorothy's Garden" at William IV, the hub is open 11am-2pm every Thursday.
It's a super-friendly and informal set-up and anyone is welcome to come by and enjoy a socially-distanced drink or to drop-off or collect food.
Depending on your size of household there will be 2-4 freshly cooked rice meals from the incredible volunteer team at Community Response Kitchen, fresh fruit from local shops and a mixture of items someone can cook with themselves, such as pasta, rice, tinned tomatoes.
As with all three Gift Your Neighbour hubs, the KTRA/William IV hub is to help people top-up food at home. The same food gifts can also be delivered on Mondays.
The initiative is not a more substantial foodbank service but our team can help households enquire about receiving more substantial food assistance if anyone would like to know more.
The food is available for free and you will not be asked any questions about circumstances/need etc. We can also get gifts to people that are shielding.
We just ask that everyone is aware that the parcels are entirely funded by the generosity of neighbourly donations.
As well as food donations it is also possible to financially donate to https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/GiftYourNeighbour
Gift Your Neighbour also runs local hubs on a Thursday at the Maqam on Wrentham Ave and at St Anne's on Salusbury Rd on Mondays. The goal is that no-one in our local area should be without access to cooked and non-perishable food.