For over 30 years we have supported people across London who are living with HIV.
Today we have our own kitchen in King’s Cross and provide a twice a week lunch service, bringing people together for a nutritious meal. A safe place where people can be open about their HIV, socialise and combat isolation and loneliness. We also provide cooking courses, nutrition advice and home delivered groceries.
Thanks to modern medicines, today most people with HIV can live long and healthy lives. But these are not the people who come through our doors. People are referred to us at a time of crisis; we are a life line to some of the most vulnerable people in society.
And now The Food Chain is in crisis.
Funders are under great pressure from all the charities that need their help. And the funding pot is shrinking. Some of our regular annual funding has not been forthcoming or delayed due to the volume of applications this year.
We need to raise £40,000.00 immediately, and £100,000 by the end of the year to continue providing our much-needed services.
If we don’t raise these amounts, we will have to cut services and ultimately close our doors.
Yes, it’s that serious!
PLEASE HELP US IN ANY WAY YOU CAN BY DONATING TO OUR GO FUND ME CAMPAIGN.
Here are a few comments from people who have recently benefitted from our services.
‘Coming to The Food Chain has been the best thing ever for me, I never thought such a supporting place existed! VERY BIG THANK YOU!!!’ F. N4
‘I just wanted to let everybody at The Food Chain know how my life has changed, and all for the better. I have managed to put another ½ kilo on.’ Martyn
‘Eating Together is nowhere near what I imagined it to be! It is easy to talk to people there. There is such a great mix of people with different HIV experiences - straight, gay, women and men all mingling with each other!’ Grant.
The Food Chain is a life saver, when you really need it, they are there. It’s not just food. You come here and you get kindness, support. Everything. Thank you’.
‘The Food Chain really saved my life. They brought me back to life when I was really down, depressed and ill. The Food Chain changed me, bring me up to life. I am able to talk about my life and eat with my colleagues’.
If you'd like to become a regular donor please visit our donations page on the website.