Life Giving Project
The Purpose of the Project
With the COVID19 virus many have lost their jobs, families their sources of income and those with children cannot get three meals a day leading to child poverty. There is very limited access to basic everyday food. Even after the pandemic is over and the lockdown is lifted, it will take some months for the government and families to recover the economic downturn. Nonetheless, those living on the bottom line of poverty will be further impacted for many months to come.
The life-giving project is the answer to the marginalised and struggling families across the borough of Lewisham at this time. Extending a helping hand by providing food, toiletries and further looking for access to computers for families without access to IT equipment for children’s study purposes.
This project has been running for six weeks now, providing vital food items collected from supermarkets and adding more supplies from donations by the project workers and UK Zone1 givings.
The Impact of the Project So Far
The food bank is quickly building up the numbers reached each week from 24 families to begin with a few weeks back to 32 people visiting food bank and 8 food parcels delivered to their homes on Friday 24th April.
The Life-Giving Project has been a crucial community lifeline providing more food to families than the council of Lewisham does at 20 people reached per week
A total of 122kg or 220mls of food has been distributed the short period of 6weeks as queues of people are now building up around the block where the food distribution happens.
Address and Times for the food bank
Evelyn Community Centre
Kingfisher Square, Clyde Street, London, Se8 5Tw
Times: Fridays: 1300 until 14:30
Phone number: +44 20 8461 5962
To Volunteer & Donations Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other required items
The project has a High demand:
- For women’s sanitary towels
- Used computers, ipads & Laptops
Contacts: Volunteer Medical Corp – Dr. Nkoyo Isinenwi, Bro. Solomon Akuffo, Sis Mabel Aramsomwan, Dr. Cordelia Okoduwa
Inner City Mission – Sis Tolu & Sis Zoe Anglin