Local charities

Apart from St Laurence’s Larder and Sufra NW, the following charities are all different sizes but all depend on donations and volunteers and would LOVE to hear from you.

 

Local Charities working with food poverty (+ more)

The Brent Foodbank – The Vestry Hall, Neasden Lane, NW10 2TS + Kenton, HA3 9TG, seeded by The Trussell Trust, providing emergency food parcels for those referred by support agencies. 

Rumi’s Kitchen/Cave – 26 Willesden Lane NW6 7ST (also, weekly community kitchen service and support in Harlesden & Cricklewood) 

Ashford Place – 60 Ashford Rd, NW2 6TU, free community meal, as well as housing, social inclusion, health & well-being, community action.

Sacred Heart Church – Quex Rd, Kilburn NW6 4PS, free community meal on Thurs 6.30pm and other social welfare.

Salusbury World –  mission to “suppor t and empower refugee and migrant children, young people and families”.

Food, Toiletries, Clothes Parcels collections in Kensal/Queens Park

The following are among those who offer drop-off points for donations:

Daniels Estate Agents – 77 Chamberlayne Rd, NW10 3ND, drop-off point for donations to St Laurence’s and will also collect from homes in the area.

Queens Park Community School (QPCS) – Aylstone Ave, NW6 7BQ, collects food donations and is able to issue 4 vouchers per year to each QPCS family in need. Also, opportunities for QPCS community in volunteering, work experience. 

Malorees Infant & Junior School – Christchurch Ave, NW6 (donations drop-off by pre-arrangement if not a Malorees parent, please text 07753 949 301)

Salusbury School – Salusbury Rd (food and clothes for St Laurence’s collected Tues mornings during term-time – for Salusbury parents only).

The Lexi Cinema – Chamberlayne Rd (Sufra NW/Brent Foodbank – please contact Zoe on 020 3011 5523)

Kensal Rise Methodist Church – Chamberlayne Rd (Sufra NW/Brent Foodbank. Please contact Trish at krmcfoodbankcollection@gmail.com)

Salvation Army – 32 Manor Park Rd, Harlesden NW10 4JJ or 55 Chichester Rd, North Maida Vale, NW6 5QW

Food charities serving our area (as well as further afield)

The Felix Project North London – Unit 6, Kendal Ave, W3 ORU, works with 200 charities and 200 suppliers to provide 3 million meals a year.

City Harvest – Unit 22, Acton Park Industrial Estate, The Vale, W3 7QE, collects and distributes more than 30 tonnes of food weekly and has delivered £3.7m-worth of free food to charities.

Fresh Horizons CNB – Heather Park Drive, Wembley HA0 1SP, collecting and delivering fresh food to 10,000 people. 

Harvest Soup Kitchen – Leadership Training Centre, 40-43 North End Road, Wembley, HA8 OAT, many support services.

Fare Share – Blackhorse Rd, SE8, last year redistributed enough food for 36.7m meals

Homeless help

Streetlink – enables members of the public to connect people sleeping rough with the local services that can support them.

Shelter from the Storm – (address secret), free emergency referrals, a £20 donation provides up to 42 homeless people in London with a warm bed, hot meal, showers, laundry, advice etc.

Shelter – feed someone a Christmas lunch for £28.18 

Centrepoint – sponsor a room for young homeless for just 40p a day

Crisis – the national charity for homeless people, current campaign of “reserve a place at Christmas”

There are other drop-off points – please let us know of any significant omissions! 

Financial donations

Many people are too busy to organise and drop-off parcels.

Would you consider instead making a one-off or a regular monthly donation?

Even a seemingly small monthly financial donation can make a significant difference to getting support to those in need.

For example, £5 a month would become £6.25 if you are a UK tax payer. And regular money coming in means a charity can plan ahead with greater confidence and certainty.

The above is a link to Sufra NW but you can, of course, click on any of the links provided to make donations.

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