I've been volunteering at the Acton Food Bank for the past 18 months. I find it very rewarding.But we have seen the number of people coming each session double since last autumn; meanwhile, donations are dropping away.I know that lots of people are finding it hard to pay their own bills but if you could manage to donate a couple of tins at the supermarket when shopping, it would be greatly appreciated.It needs to be long-life stuff: tins of meat, fish, vegetarian protein; pasta & rice; tins of soup, baked beans, pulses, vegetables and fruit; long-life milk; peanut butter; breakfast cereal. we also try to give out shampoo, toothpaste, razors, loo roll, nappies and sanitary protection.If you can help, then thanks.
Susan Kelly ● 63d2 Comments
Anywhere where the food box says 'Ealing Food Bank' or references the Trussell Trust will work, though there's no guarantee it will end up in Acton with other banks in Ealing, Southall, Greenford & Northolt. Disturbingly, the Ealing area is the busiest in the Trussell Trust's London work, which is surprising given that much of the area is quite affluent.I tend to get things at Tesco in Ealing as they add extra -- as much as 20% I think.Ealing Food Bank has been Tweeting pictures lately of empty shelves at the warehouse in Hanwell and we have run out of many things on the last three shifts I've worked.Hard times.
Susan Kelly ● 62d