Northampton community Covid response

What started as The Swan and Helmet Food Bank has now evolved into 'The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation.'

Since we were founded 10 months ago, we have continued to support local schools and their families with vital food packages. This is something that is really important to us as we have come to realise how many people are struggling in the county and have been shocked by it. We have built a fantastic relationship with local schools and knowing we are doing something for these young people and their families is very rewarding. As well as schools we have provided food packages to the Northamptonshire community mental health team, 'leaving care': an organisation for individuals who are leaving the care system, HM probation services, local community groups as well as many families or vulnerable individuals who have reached out for support. 

The McCarthy-Dixon foundation started initially as an emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a food bank and food delivery service. We have quickly broadened our services after realising the scope of both poverty and hardship in the local area. The community has always been at the heart of what we do and this means we will change and adapt to what the community needs.


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Teresa McCarthy-Dixon 
Northampton, East Midlands, United Kingdom
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