The Food Banks in Brentford and Hammersmith are struggling to cope with the demand and have been putting out urgent requests for food stuffs. The good news is you can now make donations of food in Chiswick.
One person at 98 Wavendon Avenue has made their house a collection point. Inspired by their success, Mary and Henry Brown are also making their house at 7 Strand on the Green (frontage on the river) a collection point.
“In the good old days there were collections from Chiswick Town Hall and from supermarkets” says Mary. “Now many of us avoid the supermarkets, and the Town Hall is closed. But sadly people’s need for help with their basic ability to feed their families is growing. Foodbox distributes food from its base in Brentford right across the borough – its a lifesaver for many families. Please donate something if you can – any non-perishable food, plus toiletries, baby food, milk and nappies, and also pet food. Thank you in advance.”
Strand on the Green Junior School also collections contributions of food for members of the school whose families are disadvantaged. They will be resuming collections on Monday 20 April. They leave a collection box out on Mondays and Fridays between 10.30 and 11.30am.
Hounslow Community Foodbox say they are grateful for all non-perishable, frozen and fresh food donations, but the regular food items required include:
- Tinned & fresh potatoes or mash
- Tinned meat – casseroles, corned beef, ham
- Tinned Fish – tuna, salmon, sardines
- Tinned vegetables – sweet corn, peas, carrots, beans
- Tinned and fresh fruit (such as satsumas)
- Pasta sauces
- Tomato sauce
- Small cooking oil
- Tinned soup
- Baked beans
- Tinned custard
- Rice Pudding
- Long life milk
- Baby food & milk
Pet food and non-food items such as toiletries, cleaning products and nappies are also very welcome.