Donation Day for Hounslow Foodbank
Hounslow Library to accept basic foods and bathroom supplies
Hounslow Council is asking residents and businesses that are able to donate food and basic toiletries to issue to local people in need, to bring it to Hounslow Library at the Civic Centre on Thursday 28 September between 10am and 2pm.
Current stocks for use by the “Foodbox” scheme are running low and need replenishing. The things being requested are rice, noodles, pasta, tea, coffee, sugar, long-life milk, condensed milk, juices, tinned meat, beans, sweetcorn, soups, stews, tomato sauce, jam, oil, tinned fruit, tinned veg, dried fruit, cereals, crackers, tuna, peanut butter, sanitary towels, tampons, toilet roll, toothpaste, soap.
The Foodbox scheme issues these to people in need who are referred by organisations including Jobcentres, Hestia, and Citizens Advice.
The Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Sue Sampson, Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Curran, and Chair of HCF, Councillor Corinna Smart are all supporting the initiative and will be attending the event at 1pm.
Hounslow Community Foodbox was set up in 2013 because the Council provided an unused community centre as a storage and collection point.
FoodBox operates on a voucher system, with recipients being given a voucher by one of FoodBox’s referral partners. Recipients can then exchange this voucher for a food package.
Referral partners complete a FoodBox voucher form for the recipient, emailing it to FoodBox and giving a copy to the recipient.
Food packages contain non-perishable essentials such as pasta, rice and tinned food. The food package should last the recipient and their household around three days.
If you require Bank details or wish to volunteer or donate please contact HCF on 07719891787
September 25, 2017