The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge. It is more important than ever that we work together to support one another. The Greenwich Food Bank Fund has launched to provide support to those most at need in our community.
The Greenwich Food Bank Fund
Right now many of us are understandably feeling anxious and vulnerable, but there are many among us that need immediate support in order to ensure that they can have access to food.
Greenwich residents have a proud history of looking after one another - and never has this been more important than now.
So I have been working with Greenwich Food Bank to create the Greenwich Food Bank Fund. As the borough faces one of its most important challenges in living memory, the Fund has been set up to ensure that those in need across the borough have access to the help they need.
Please, even during this most difficult of times, we ask that - if possible - you donate and contribute to the common good of Greenwich. Please be assured that even the smallest contribution can make the biggest difference.
Thank you for your generosity.
Where will the funds go?
The funds will go directly to the most vulnerable people during this crisis. They will be administered by the Greenwich Food Bank and delivered to food banks across the borough, from Blackheath to Eltham, Kidbrooke, Thamesmead and beyond. A full list of food bank locations is available at https://greenwich.foodbank.org.uk/locations/.
If I donate will it go directly to those who need it?
Yes, your donation will go directly to Greenwich Food Bank. Unlike some other platforms, GoFundMe does not charge a fundraising fee although it takes a small transaction fee. See https://www.gofundme.com/c/free-fundraising
for more details. You do not need to leave a 'tip' if you don't want to.
Will the money be spent in Greenwich?
Is there anything else I can do?
The most immediate need is to raise finance, so that purchasing can continue. However there is also a need to: (1) donate food where possible; and (2) create a team of delivery drivers as the Food Bank moves to a delivery model. If you are able to help with either of these, please email [email redacted].uk.
Where can I find more 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
or the NHS at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.
If you have concerns about your own health, please call the NHS on 111.