Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
Following on from the announcement that Hanne & Co’s new charity of the year 2020/20201 will be Wandsworth Foodbank, we take a closer look at the charity and the fundraising planned throughout the year.
Wandsworth Foodbank provide emergency food and support to local people in crisis. They are a local charity to Hanne & Co and operate five food banks in a range of locations including Clapham Junction, Battersea, Putney, Southfields and Tooting. During April 2018 – March 2019, the charity provided 5,770 three-day emergency food supplies to local people in crisis (an increase of 11% on the previous year). They also aim to adapt the food supplies for those with special dietary requirements and allergies.
Wandsworth Foodbank are part of a nationwide network of food banks that are supported by The Trussell Trust who aim to end hunger and poverty in the UK. They also provide a Foodbank Advice Project which offers advice and casework to people referred in need.
Hanne & Co will hold regular fundraising events throughout the year such as quizzes, bake sales, sponsored sporting events as well as other activities to support the charity. Despite the current climate, Hanne & Co will continue to fundraise by holding virtual events until the pandemic and social distancing measures are over. Over the next few months this will include an online ‘guess how many mini eggs are in the jar’ fundraiser in April and an online quiz in May. Whilst Wandsworth Foodbank have unfortunately been forced to close and switch to a home delivery service due to COVID-19, Hanne & Co employees plan to make food donations and volunteer at the food bank once it has reopened.
If you would like to find out what you can do to help Wandsworth Foodbank then please visit https://wandsworth.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/. If you would like to find out a bit more about what we are doing with the Wandsworth Foodbank or would like to support our efforts then please contact either Kirsty, Katharine or Steven on our Charity Committee.