Here's the super bunch I joined for a volunteering shift at the Tiwer Hamlets Foodbank this week.
Every day in Tower Hamlets, one of the most deprived areas in the UK, over half of its children are in families experiencing real poverty for reasons such as illness, unemployment and debt. With rising food and energy prices combined with low income, children are going hungry every day – with parents having to make the stark choice between heating and eating
Tower Hamlets Foodbank (part of the Trussell Trust UK wide network of Foodbanks), works to tackle hidden hunger through the provision of emergency donations of food (enough for a minimum of three days) and support to those facing real crisis.
No money + no food = crisis.
Founded by Denise Bentley, Tower Hamlets foodbank was launched in the winter of 2010 and is coordinated by the charity First Love Foundation.