We would like to use this opportunity to give a shoutout to Borough Food Cooperative for their generous donations to support our outreach missions. Borough Food Cooperative is a food bank situated in Borough, who double as a subsided supermarket to provide food for the financially disadvantaged at a discounted price. Their kindness provides people from materially deprived backgrounds with groceries they require to get through the week. This helps to prevent them from starving or going hungry simply because they cannot afford it or don’t have adequate access to help and support. The work that Borough Food Cooperative do is extremely important because food poverty is a serious issue in the UK that has been exacerbated by the impact of COVID-19, as millions of adults and children struggle to get enough food. Therefore, the charitable efforts of organisations like Borough Food Cooperative and individuals like Marcus Rashford are so significant in the fight against food poverty.
Borough Food Cooperative supported our outreach during the Emergency Winter Campaign through their donation. They gave us a variety of items such as sanitary care items, gloves and sweaters which are necessities for women and cold weather conditions. They also gave us some snacks and chocolates to distribute during our campaigns, and who doesn’t love chocolate? These chocolate eggs must’ve put a smile on someone’s face and made their day - what a treat! It is a fundamental right to have access to food and this shouldn’t be obstructed or hampered by a lack of money. The work of Borough Food Cooperative emulates this belief and puts words into action by donating to organisations like Leiho and making groceries available at more affordable prices. This blog is one way of us showing our gratitude for Borough Food Cooperative’s donations and to also shine a light on what they do and attract potential prospective volunteers. The manager says that all are welcome to volunteer at the food bank, so anyone interested should not hesitate in finding out more. Whether you’re interested in volunteering or not, please visit the Borough Food Cooperative website (at https://www.stgeorge-themartyr.co.uk/page/42/borough-food-cooperative ) to find out more about the wonderful work they do!
Written by: Georgina Weston