We have relaunched our campaign with a new goal to help us continue to care for people through the Autumn and Winter. As the furlough scheme comes to an end we anticipate a further increase in need and we want to be prepared.
Since April we have been working in partnership with Waterloo, Norwood & Brixton and more recently Clapham Park Foodbank to help deliver food all over the borough of Lambeth.
In addition to all of the challenges that this time brings we are planning to deliver Christmas Hampers to families in need with a selection of Christmas items and special food, so your support is welcomed.
Last year Vauxhall Foodbank supported over 2000 people across Vauxhall with emergency food parcels, but COVID19 is impacting the service from several sides:
1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across the Vauxhall area and only expect this to get higher in the coming weeks.
2. We are seeing a reduction in donations as peoples shopping habits are changing and online delivery slots become increasingly difficult to book.
3. A number of our regular volunteers are self-isolating or within the high risk category so are unable to volunteer.
In the coming weeks we expect to be providing food to hundreds more people in Vauxhall and the surrounding areas, and increasingly will have to provide a delivery service to the vulnerable and those self-isolating. This will come at increased cost to us.
We need your urgent help to keep our services running. Help us with our Crowdfunder so we can ensure no-one in our local community goes hungry at this time of crisis.
£5 can feed a person in crisis for a day
£25 can feed a family of 5 in crisis for 3 days
£100 can pay for van hire for a day to help us deliver food parcels around Lambeth
How you can help
If you cannot donate food at this time then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the items we need, deliver food parcels to those in crisis, and ensure no one goes without.
Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.
More about Vauxhall Foodbank
Set up by Christ Church London in 2011 with the particular focus to help those in poverty in the Vauxhall area. We run in partnership with London City Mission, working with over 125 local referral agencies from children centres, job centres, doctors, schools, community groups and more, to help those in Lambeth and surrounding areas, out of their time of crisis.