Housing Association L&Q has launched a new food bank for people in Southwark, Lewisham and Greenwich, with 190 parcels already delivered to people in need.
L&Q residents and staff are helping van drivers from Southwark Council and Fareshare to distribute the food.
Around a third of the parcels were delivered directly to their homes, while the rest were collected from the Lewington Community Centre, in Bermondsey.
Matt Corbett, Director of the L&Q Foundation, said: “We felt that it was essential to start this new food bank and support people during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Our duty to help the most vulnerable members of society is now more important than ever, and it has been wonderful to see so many different people coming together to make this happen.
“I’d like to thank all of the L&Q staff and residents who have volunteered to help out, as well as our partners at Southwark Council.
“We are also grateful to Fareshare for providing the food, and to Liebrheer for providing a fridge and freezer for the project.”
The food bank is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Lewington Community Centre, 9 Eugenia Road, SE16 2RU, from 11am to 4pm.
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