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Could you help your local London Foodbank this summer?


Nobody living in the UK should have to worry about putting food on the table or have to use newspaper as a sanitary towel. However with 1 in 5 of the UK population living below the poverty line these are both realities for many.

Foodbanks are there when people really need them. They provide three days of nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people referred in a crisis to ensure nobody in the UK goes hungry.

Over the last few years I’ve spent time with Brent Foodbank, meeting volunteers and helping to run a drop-off point from our office. They do a fantastic job but right now they really need some help!

There are two events coming up that they need volunteers for, National Rail Foodbank Friday and their Summer Food Drive.

National Rail Foodbank Friday

Could you spare a few hours on Friday 24th June between 7am-7pm? Volunteers are needed to help with a bucket collection at Kings’s Cross Rail Station.

Summer Food Drive

An annual Tesco collection where volunteers are needed at their local store to receive donated food items from customers. Brent Foodbank need volunteers in Harlesden and Wembley on Thursday 30th June, Friday 1st July, Saturday 2nd July and Sunday 3rd July between 9am and 10pm.

If you have any questions or are keen to volunteer please email info@brent.foodbank.org.uk to register.

Time of the month


Yesterday I visited Brent Foodbank and learnt that they, and other Foodbanks across the country, desperately need sanitary towel donations.

“No one should be worrying that the newspaper they’re using as a sanitary towel might leak” – Nigel Webster in the New Statesman.

If you can, please donate. Find your nearest Foodbank here.

Image: Tom Sodoge via Unsplash