Last year Barking Foodbank supported over 2000 families across Barking with emergency food parcels, but Covid19 is impacting the service from several sides.
Covid19 is impacting Barking Foodbank in a number of ways
1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across Barking area and only expect this to get higher.
2. We are seeing a reduction in donations as peoples shopping habits are changing.
3. A number of our regular volunteers are from at risk groups so unable to work currently.
We need your urgent help to fund the purchase the food that is required to fill this gap.
If you cannot donate food at this time then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the food we need.
Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.
Barking Foodbank launched in February 2012 having identified local need and formalized as Charitable Incorporated Organization (CIO) in July 2014.
In 2011, our local church set up an in-house food centre to help members of the congregation who were struggling to feed their children. Later that year, in one of Barking Churches Unite (BCU) group meetings, we were introduced to the Trusell Trust’s foodbank. By this time, we had identified that shortterm food crisis was widespread in the borough and many children were going to school without breakfast. We affiliated with Trussell Trust and Barking Foodbank was born.
Since then, we grown from humble beginnings operating from underneath the church stairs to a multifaceted program operating three distribution centres throughout the borough … and we are still growing!