Foodbank drive for donations as demand for service remains high in H&F

Tinned vegetables and peanut butter are just two of the food items Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank is in desperate need of to help out many of the borough’s families in need.

Staff at the charity, which has centres in Fulham, Shepherds Bush and White City, have put out a plea to local residents and businesses to help out with some of the items the bank is currently short of.

“Demand for the service is as high now as it was at Christmas and so we have to do all we can to make sure no one goes without,” said Daphine Aikens, CEO of H&F Foodbank.

“Everyone can help, by donating just one item they can add to their shop for just a few pence, every tin or packet makes a real difference.”

Every week more than 150 men, women, and children benefit each week from food parcels distributed by the Hammersmith & Fulham foodbank across their three foodbank centres.

How you can help   

H&F Foodbank, which is part-funded by Hammersmith & Fulham Council, is most in need of: 

  • long-life juice
  • long-life milk
  • tinned vegetables
  • tinned fruit
  • tinned tomatoes
  • instant mash/tinned potatoes
  • powdered milk
  • peanut butter.

The charity has plenty of baked beans, pasta, and tea bags.

You can find your closest donation point at H&F Foodbank’s website. The Foodbank cannot accept any fresh produce.

“If you are able to support the fantastic work of the H&F Foodbank it would be gratefully welcomed as they do such amazing work helping those who are really struggling,” said Cllr Sue Fennimore, H&F Cabinet Member Social Inclusion.

H&F Foodbank has three sites across the borough and provides other vital services, including a Citizen Advice Bureau adviser who is funded by H&F Council.

For more details, or if you would prefer to make a cash donation to the Foodbank, click here or call 020 7731 3693 or email: info@hammersmithfulham.foodbank.org.uk.

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