If you need help this Christmas or are looking for somewhere to volunteer, make contact with Brixton Soup Kitchen.
Here is a list of food bank opening times over the Christmas break. Remember, you will need a food bank voucher to use the food banks. So make sure you contact a referral agency in plenty of time (e.g. GP, social worker, health worker, advice centre, etc.) For more information about how food banks work, check out our emergency food page.
Did you know that many girls from low income families cannot afford sanitary products? Because of this they can miss out on school and sports activities or have to face the embarrassment of having to improvise using things like tissues or socks.
There is a new petition taking off on Change.org calling for the government to introduce free sanitary products for girls receiving free school meals. Follow the link to find out more and sign the petition: #FreePeriods
I'm very excited to announce that Lambeth Larder has a new home at Brixton Advice
Centre. I ran Lambeth Food Insecurity Project, which ended in June. Since then, I've been
looking for ways continue the work and have linked up with Brixton Advice Centre.
Find out more in this interview from James Hopkirk.
Does your group work with young people? The Children's Health Fund is offering small grants of up to £5000 to pay for food projects for young people during school holidays.
For more information, visit: childrenshealthfund.org.uk
Approved Foods sells quality surplus food from supermarkets online. This is a great way to save money on food. I bought food and drink from them for our event in June and was really impressed. More people should know about this business, I reckon I saved about 30% on a regular spend.
Whether you're buying for yourself or your community group, it's worth a try. Here's a link to their website: approvedfood.co.uk
I've seen this in the Brixton Tesco on Acre Lane. And the scheme is being rolled out across the country. Children can eat a free piece of fruit in store when you shop at Tesco. Look out for the special display. Get in contact if you see the scheme at other stores in the borough and I'll post the info here. Good stuff!
What is food insecurity? Do you want to know more? This event will discuss food insecurity in Lambeth and what's being done to tackle it locally. There will be presentations from Dr. Edwina Prayogo (University College London) about her work with Brixton Food Bank and from Patrick Torsney, Chief Executive of Brixton Advice Centre. I will also be talking about my research in Lambeth, based at St. Luke's Hub over the past two years. To book a free ticket, follow this link: Enough's Enough: Tackling Food Insecurity in Lambeth
Naybur's Pantry is a new service from Naybur, the not-for-profit organisation supporting local people in the Coldharbour and Vassall area.
They work in partnership with Tesco and FareShare to provide quality surplus food for people in need.
If you or someone you know needs to use their service, just contact them first to register (see above). Naybur's Pantry runs every Friday, 6-8pm from Myatt's North Centre, 24 Crawshay Road, SW9 6FZ.
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