Walterton and Elgin Community Homes (WECH) and other community organisations in and around North Paddington are starting a food bank. The food bank sessions will run from the WECH community Centre, Athens Gardens W9.
Over the past 12 months all of the organisations involved in setting up the food bank have seen a notable increase in the need for assistance with food. There are a variety of reasons for the growing need in food assistance such as an unexpected bill or change in circumstances, redundancy, welfare reform, delays in benefit and illness. The food bank organisers aim to help people who are in exceptional need for a short period.
The organisers also aim to provide budgeting, welfare/debt advice and to refer people to other relevant support services to anyone who needs the food bank.
To find out how you can get involved, you are invited to:
WECH Christmas Harvest and Information Day,
Monday 23rd December 2013 from 2pm -5pm,
WECH Community Centre, Athens Gardens W9 3RS.
The foodbank would also be really grateful for your help to get started and is asking for food donations. You can contribute an item to the food bank, for example;
Milk (UHT or powdered), Sugar, Fruit Juice, Soup, Pasta, Sponge pudding (tinned), Tomatoes (tinned), Cereals, Rice pudding (tinned), Tea bags/instant coffee, Instant mash potato, Rice/pasta, Tinned meat/fish, Jam, Biscuits or snack bars