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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register.