HVC Christmas Community Projects Appeal

by Highway Vineyard Church in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

HVC Christmas Community Projects Appeal

Total raised £13,854

raised so far

+ est. £1537.25 Gift Aid



We support local people in need with food; baby/toddler clothes & equipment; life skills; basic budgeting; & well being courses.

by Highway Vineyard Church in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

Impact the lives of more people in more sustainable ways.

Help those in need this Christmas -  through our community projects!

For more about our story scroll to the end.

Food Bank & Pantry


Grow Baby


Money Advice


Life Skills




Our story At the start of the pandemic in April 2020 we wanted to help people in need. One of our church members worked at a children centre and told us of families who were struggling due to not being able to work but also not being able to claim any benefits. These families were going hungry, worried about eviction, worried about their children. A few of us started buying nappies and food to help these families and we soon realised that we needed to start a food bank. We asked our church family for donations and opened the food bank at the beginning of May 2020. The first week we had 22 families come for food. This increased to 33 families in the second week, and over 40 families in the third. We have been open every week since and regularly give out food and essential items to between 40 and 50 families.

As we met with these families it was apparent that they needed more than just food and so we started our Grow Baby project which provides baby clothes and equipment for 0-5 year old.

It might seem like life is getting back to normal but the needs of people in our area are still intense and we want to do more to help our community.

We are looking to employ a Life Skills and Well Being Courses manager to help us increase the impact we can make in the lives of local people.

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