Support additional people in need
+ est. £2185.00
We believe no one should go hungry. Rotary are supporting Richmond Foodbanks vital work. NET are now match funding. Please can you help
by Rotary Kew Gardens on behalf of Rotary in Southern England in United Kingdom
Support additional people in need
We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.
Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.
The impact of COVID 19:
During lockdown we have supported the Vineyard foodbanks each week with vital goods. This winter there is concern that foodbanks will be forced to turn hungry families away or reduce the size of food parcels.
Increased demand is being triggered by the end of the COVID 19 furlough scheme and the withdrawal of the temporary £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit. Reliance on our foodbanks is increasing – they are a real lifeline.
We aim to support over 100 families with your help.
Rotarians are matching the first £1000 of your donations.
Who we are?
Rotarians are People of Action and we are very keen to make a positive contribution to the difficult world that many people find themselves in. Rotary in Kew Gardens is very pleased to launch this crowd funding project to support the Vineyard foodbanks in Richmond, Barnes, Hampton, Whitton and Isleworth, in their work.
The Vineyard foodbanks are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. Rotary is working closely with the Trussell Trust nationwide.
The foodbanks at the Vineyard provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food in each food pack to support local people who are referred to them in crisis.
Picture inside the foodbank
How Rotarians plan to help
Through our fund-raising projects, last year, we have a charities budget. We are keen to support service projects in partnership with charities which are providing real support directly to people, who are experiencing severe hardship, because their livelihoods are being destroyed.
For every pound that you donate The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens will match you on a pound for pound basis up to a total of £1,000. That will enable us together to support many families in crisis.
Please contribute to this fundraising project to help people survive the COVID 19 crisis and rebuild their lives.
Impact of The Vineyard’s Foodbanks on a local family:
“Just to say a very big thank you for making a horrid, humiliating experience recede into the background because of the care and kindness shown to me yesterday. Bless you for the work you do to help those of us who have hit difficult times we never anticipated.”
How you can help
More people than ever before are dependent on foodbanks, so it's massively important that the Vineyard foodbanks are there doing the valuable work across Richmond.
We aim to cover the period that individuals, couples and families are in crisis awaiting their first government universal credit payment.
The Vineyard receives food donations but are often short of vital items.
We seek to bridge families through this winter crisis.
Please can you help us with a donation