The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge. It is important, in this moment, that we cooperate and do what we can to support one another. The Lambeth Food Bank Fund has launched to support our community and the organisations that can have the most impact on those that are most vulnerable.
The Lambeth Food Bank Fund
Right now we are all feeling scared and vulnerable, but there are many among us that will need more support, from food banks to food delivery and far beyond.
In Lambeth we have a history of looking after one another - and that spirit has never been more important than right now.
So we are creating something called the Lambeth Food Bank Fund and its aim is to ensure those in need at this difficult time are being looked after.
Our borough has some exceptional people and projects that help individuals in need every day. The Lambeth Food Bank Fund has been set up for us to help ensure they have the funding in place to continue their work at this incredibly difficult time.
Please, even during these unprecedented circumstances, we ask that - if possible - you donate and contribute to the common good of Lambeth. We know that so much is uncertain for us all right now but the smallest contribution can make the biggest difference.
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What can I do?
Right now because of the severity of the situation, the single most important thing we can do is try to raise money, so that we are able to help the most vulnerable.
Where will the funds go?
The funds will go to the most vulnerable people during this crisis. They will be administered by Holy Trinity Clapham and delivered to food banks across the borough - including Brixton & Norwood, Clapham Park, Vauxhall, and Waterloo - that can help the most vulnerable.
If I do donate will it go to those who need it?
Yes, your donation will go to those who need it. Unlike other platforms, GoFundMe do not charge a fundraising fee although they take a small transaction fee. See here for more details. You do not need to leave a 'tip' if you don't want to.
I want to help my local community, will this money be spent in Lambeth?
Where can I find accurate information about covid-19?
For general information on CV-19, please visit the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Lambeth Council have some useful information: https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/elections-and-council/about-lambeth/coronavirus-covid-19-information
If you are worried about your own health, call the NHS on 111.