Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k

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Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k

Post by JGD »

It is great to see the coordinated effort from Lewisham kick-in.

By April 9, over 2,000 people had donated £80,560, less than a month after the appeal's launch.
“Their generosity means the foodbank can continue to support vulnerable residents in Lewisham at a time when they need it most.”

People giving donations to the appeal have thanked the charity for its “incredible work”.
Whilst Mayor Damien Egan said this is amazing, the photo-op has him standing much too close to the volunteer. It must be remembered that no-one is immune from the air-borne spread of the virus - hence we have a two metre rule.

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Promoting the appeal and food distribution activity is important. More importantly a good example must always be set - there a few hardy souls out there who don't think the rules apply to them and who will point out examples of when they think they see exception.

Almost forgot - there is an update on how things work and how requests for assistance can be made.
From Monday, April 6, the foodbank suspended the red voucher system after forming a partnership with Lewisham Council, Lewisham Local, Voluntary Services, and Age UK.

All referrals for food will now go through Lewisham Local’s online form or helpline.

To donate to the appeal go here.

https://www.gofundme.com/f/mayor-of-lew ... ank-appeal

https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1837 ... asses-80k/

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Re: Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k

Post by sophie »

I think this shows that even in a time of crisis we can still care for others. Well done Lewisham!

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Re: Mayor's Lewisham Foodbank appeal passes £80k

Post by Blushingsnail »

The Lewisham Foodbank appeal is up to £107k now and still growing.

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