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Donate to our local Family Food Fund

Categories: Children,East Sheen,East Sheen News,News

A group of local families living in and around East Sheen have been inspired by Marcus Rashford’s moving efforts to prevent children going hungry. While the impacts of COVID-19 are far-reaching, those most in need have been disproportionately affected by the current crisis, as exemplified by the sharp rise in children seeking free school meals.

Despite Marcus’ recent efforts, children will not have access to free school meals during the holidays.

The Roehampton Community Box Project (RCBP) currently distributes boxes of food and essential items to more than 300 families in families in East Sheen, Putney and Roehampton who have children at 9 local schools. Partnering with RCBP in the run up to Christmas (and hopefully beyond), we are asking for your help to ensure that families and their children in our community do not go hungry.

To help us support the important work of RCBP, please consider making a monetary donation via this site: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8tGOFW3Ng1. 100% of the donations will be used to buy food and essentials for distribution to local families in need of a little support. No donation is too small.

Alternatively, if you prefer to donate non-perishable food items please contact Jackie gouldjackie@hotmail.com for further details. By partnering with RCBP, we can all make a real difference in our community.

Please also help us expand this initiative as far as possible. For example, if you are part of a street What’sApp group, or if you work for or have connections with any organizations that could help or donate, please contact Jackie at gouldjackie@hotmail.com.

Martin Luther King said it well: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?”” We hope you agree and that you will join us on this important initiative.

Author: Bori Kiss

Bori has been a member of the ESV team since 2012. She loves long walks in Richmond Park and coffee that's not too hot to drink.