Until the recent pandemic and lockdown, Lewisham Foodbank had been providing food for 80 to 100 households a week, representing roughly 300 people. However, in the last few weeks demand has trebled, so Foodbank is now providing food for 300 households, representing roughly 900 people, and this number may well increase”.
The link below is an opportunity for anyone who holds a wholesaler members' card to help with sourcing the quantities of food that are required to provide parcels to that many people - think 1000 tins of chopped tomatoes, 2.5 tonnes of pasta, etc. Lewisham Foodbank is experiencing a shortfall between demand and supply due to the pressure on delivery slots from the main online shopping providers and a drop in food donations. However, they are still receiving financial donations and they will soon have logistics help with sourcing direct from food suppliers, but until then they need help on a scale not known before.
Foodbank will deal directly with those who volunteer, and all purchases made on behalf of Foodbank will be fully reimbursed on delivery of the purchased goods to the Hope Centre in Forest Hill.
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