Londoners today are bombarded with requests for charitable donations – for everything from Cancer Research, Shelter and Mind through to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. We cannot be generous with money for every single good cause. Feeding Camden does not ask for money (although undoubtedly the foodbanks would welcome it). What it asks for is:
Just a few non-perishable items from the foodbanks’ wish-list. If you’re buying a can of soup or a jar of coffee anyway, the supermarkets often have a ‘buy one, get one free’ offer. Why not give the spare one to the foodbank? Or if there isn’t an offer, a can of tuna fish or baked beans for the foodbank will cost no more than £1 and will ensure someone in Camden gets the daily protein they need.
Whatever you or your kids can manage. You do not have to make a commitment to regular volunteering, undertake training or give up more than just an occasional bit of your precious time. There are lots of ways that just a bit of your time will help the foodbanks enormously.