Our busiest week yet...
Week 9 of lockdown was our busiest yet. Tuesday was also the busiest day at our foodbank, since it opened in 2013.
Stacey, our Families and Children Project Co-ordinator, says "I was in awe of our volunteers, working so hard, but still with such kindness and care, in such a hot and busy environment!"
We've now helped more than 2,000 people since lockdown started. Just to give you one example of the many different people coming to us for help, on Tuesday we delivered a big emergency relief pack to 15 international students. They've lost their jobs, they are living in crowded accommodation and they can't get home to India where their families are struggling themselves because of the crisis there. Stuck here without recourse to public funds, we were proud to give them a helping hand.
Yesterday, we were able to include some chocolates and treats in our deliveries to Muslim families, to help them celebrate Eid at home on Saturday. Here is our volunteer Maruf, who has packed and worked so hard while observing Ramadan, with some of the treats!
Have a fantastic bank holiday weekend and please, continue to help share our appeal if you can! Thank you once again for all your generous support.
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