Food Bank donations reach £20,000

Food Bank donations reach £20,000

Greenwich Food Bank has raised nearly £20,000 from a fundraising appeal.

The Food bank helps some of borough’s most vulnerable residents, but had experienced a slump in donations during the coronavirus pandemic.

Nick Buckland, who organised the appeal said he had been humbled by the “spirit and generosity in the community” after they reached the initial target of £10,000 in just 72 hours.

They now hope to be able to raise £25,000 to help the eight food banks in the borough cope as pressure and demand continues.

Local businesses have also provided donations, and volunteers have been operating a pick-up service for donations of food.

Alan Robinson from Greenwich Food Bank said more people were turning to the food bank for help as the effects of the pandemic hit household budgets.

As recently reported on Maritime Radio, local residents have been helping food banks throughout the area, with one Blackheath Standard resident even putting  a collection point outside their door.