Help families in crisis by donating essential items at collection points across H&F
Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank is officially London’s busiest foodbank, with the latest figures showing it served the higher number of clients in the capital between April and September.
Over the last two years, the number of families fed by the Foodbank has more than doubled, partly due to the roll-out of Universal Credit.
1,500 local families have been helped during the last six months, and in the weeks before Christmas supplies of essential items are once again running low.
"We need to help every client who comes to us," said Daphine Aikens, CEO of H&F Foodbank. "Nobody chooses to be reliant on food and other supplies from us, yet with the cold weather setting in, more people are being faced with the stark choice between heating and eating."
Here's what is urgently needed:
Right now they have plenty of:
There are collection points across the borough, including Hammersmith Town Hall, libraries and Sainsbury's, Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets.
There is also a collection point within estate agent Willmotts, at 12 Blacks Road, next to the King Street branch of M&S.
To receive a food package from H&F Foodbank people need a voucher which can picked up from a range of different organisations, including social workers, GPs, the Citizens Advice Bureau and Children’s centres.
The charity has three centres, each in a different part of our borough.
White City Distribution Centre, The Hub @ 75 is at 75 Bloemfontein Road, White City W12 7DA. It is open every week on Mondays, 12.30pm - 3pm; Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm and Saturdays, 10am - 12.pm.
Fulham Distribution Centre has moved its Cafe/Food Distribution Centre to St Matthews Church, on the corner of Wandsworth Bridge Road and Rosebury Road. It is open on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 1pm, with homemade baked goods being served and Fridays from 2pm to 4.30pm when homemade soup and/or sandwiches may be served alongside baked goods.
Shepherd's Bush Distribution Centre, St Simons, Rockley Road, Shepherds Bush, W14 0DA. It is open every week on Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
The Foodbank also helps clients through the provision of advice services, including two Citizen Advice Bureau advisers who are funded by H&F Council.
December 7, 2018