Norwood, Brixton and Streatham food bank distribution centres have been busy over the summer holidays as some families struggled to make ends meet
As a result, the service is under increasing pressure and needs donations of food and school uniforms. Tinned meat, vegetables, UHT custard, rice pudding and biscuits would be greatly appreciated. Any good quality, non-branded, clean school uniform donated would help to continue the school uniform provision scheme.
The Norwood & Brixton food bank is also seeking support to run its Eat Well Spend Less courses, which teach people how to prepare healthy meals on a budget. The Lambeth Food Partnership has funded two courses to date, but with rising demand in Brixton and Streatham, further support is needed to help others in the local community enrol.
A five-week course costs around £800 and provides essential cooking skills to improve diets for individuals and families. If you would like to help, click here to donate.
Volunteering opportunities are available for anyone who would like to become involved with the work of the food banks. Further information is available here.