We started as a grassroots organisation Community Response Kitchen in response to Covid-19. What started as a 2 man organisation turned into a much larger organisation and over 60 volunteers joined us. Over the last 5 months we have delivered over 210,000 meals purely through donations recieved by the general public and businesses. Based in the most diverse borough (BRENT) and the most numbers of deaths, we faced challenges all the way.https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-brent-continues-to-have-highest-death-numbers-1-6681044 An area just south of Neasden Station, including Great Central Way, Yeats Close and Iron Bridge Close, has been ranked 1,192 out of 32,844 lower super output areas (LSOAs) or neighbourhoods in England.Along with parts of Stonebridge and Willesden the area is considered among those struggling with the most acute levels of deprivation in the country.
Our volunteers work hard 7 days a week to delivery hot nutritional meals to our residents who are the most vulnerable. We are a BAME led organisation and serve all faiths with no questions asked. NRPF, Refuges, Young families who have lost a partner who was the main bread winner, Zero contracts etc. A normal food bank run by the government requires eligibility tests, numerous calls which is mostly online and then food vouchers issued! Our elders have no access to technology and we get referrals from the general public, like yourselves or the medical professionals who have searched for services but found none like ours.
Over the last few months we have built great collaborations with fresh produce donors and now in need of a van to collect and deliver meals. This will help enable to collect fresh produce at the right temperature and cook it whilst still holding its nutritional values and deliver. We intend to continue supporting our residents who have slipped through and will suffer hunger crisis as we dive deep into depression.