This Monday we moved temporarily from food distribution to food voucher distribution. This has made it much easier to comply with the social distancing rules and to protect users and volunteers alike. It also eased pressure on our supply lines, which are still not quite secure. In all about 150 individuals visited us, about thirty of them with families. We hope, however, to be able to return to food distribution as soon as it is feasible.
With the help of Tower Hamlets drivers and volunteers we were able to get in extra stock from B&M and from First Love Foundation to supplement the generous donations we received over the weekend. This was collated by us and delivered by the Tower Hamlets drivers to Mulberry School and to Luke House hostel.
So, thanks to everyone’s generosity, and a collaborative effort, we were able to help provide Mulberry with 500+ staples to help them kick start their own foodbank this week, and to provide 400+ staples and other items to those in isolation at Luke House hostel.
In addition we were able to respond to a request from Bow West Ward Neighbourhood group for two food parcels.
We hope to be able to provide the first set of parcels for the Tower Hamlets team to deliver at the end of this week.
A big thanks to Robert (driving), Lorraine (B&M), Denise, Aerold and Barney (FLF) and to Ali, Steven and Gary and their team (TH drivers).