Our Foodbank was very busy over Christmas.
In the days immediately before Christmas, our focus turned to hampers. Trussell Trust foodbanks all over the country compile Christmas hampers for those in urgent need of extra help over the festive period, or those who cannot get to the foodbank during opening hours. This year, we had over 50 referrals for hampers to deliver, to addresses in Clapham, Streatham, Balham and Brixton. These referrals came from a variety of sources. Some came from local GP surgeries or the Lambeth Treatment team. Others came from partner charities such as Age UK .
The good news is, we had enough help – and food to get the job done! Many thanks to the volunteers who helped put them together in the week before Christmas – without their help, the deliveries would have been possible. Thanks to their generosity, and your generous donations, we were able to distribute 56 hampers to a group of extremely grateful clients in crisis.
In the coming weeks, we hope to confirm the exact figures regarding your incredible support over the Christmas period. We are extremely grateful for your help.