Harrow’s first foodbank is launching next month and is appealing for donations from local people.
The foodbank will be based at Holy Trinity Church in Wealdstone and provide emergency food to local families in crisis.
It will rely on items of non-perishable food being donated, which are then made into food parcels to provide three days’ of food to those in need.
There will be a collection point at reception in the Civic Centre on Station Road until Friday, May 24.
Residents who want to get involved are being asked to contribute items from this shopping list:
Powdered or UHT milk
Tinned meat, fish, vegetables or fruit
Fruit juice (long life cartons)
Tinned rice pudding or sponge pudding
Instant coffee/hot chocolate
Instant mashed potato
Biscuits or snack bars
Lentils and pulses
Cash donations are also welcome and the foodbank is also on the lookout for volunteers.
The aim is to set up a network of foodbanks around Harrow. For more information click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8863 6131 (office staffed part-time).