Help to keep Bounds Green Food Bank open this Winter
by Bowes Park Community Association
raised by 25 donations
of £50,000.00 Target Goal
£50,000.00 Target Goal
We are now serving over 500 guests a week with cupboard items, fresh fruit and vegetables and personal and cleaning products. We also offer a weekly advice service and provide school uniforms and winter coats for our guests. But like everybody else, our food bills as well as are rent and running costs are rising, so we need your help. This winter, we're appealing to our community to help us raise vital funds for the Food Bank throughout the cold months. If you would like to organise a fundraising event, please get in touch via our website or social media channels for posters and information. We thank you for your generous support.
Bowes Park Community Association
A month before the lockdown of 2020, we established a network of street groups ready to help neighbours with shopping, prescription deliveries and friendly support. Once these services were running the need for a weekly food parcel delivery service became apparent. We were helped by Palmers Green Mosque who stepped in to provide a supply of donated food to residents. As the end of the three month lockdown neared, we recognised that the economic fallout of the pandemic was likely to grow leaving many people in the area facing ongoing food insecurity. Establishing a Food Bank seemed to be the most appropriate response. An enthusiastic and dedicated group of coordinators came together under the joint organisation of Bounds Green Mutual Aid and Bowes Park Community Association. The Food Bank opened in June 2020 just as the lockdown was easing. Vision We envisage a community in which everyone has access to food and other essentials. Mission Our commitment is to share food across our community and improve lives by providing food and essential household items to build a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow.