L&Q food bank support residents in need

Published on 01/06/2020

Housing association L&Q has launched a new food bank for people in Lewisham, Southwark and Greenwich.

The food bank has already provided 190 food packages for families and individuals in need.

L&Q staff and residents are among the volunteers working with van drivers from Southwark Council and Fareshare to distribute the food.

Around a third of the parcels were delivered to the people’s homes, while the rest were collected from the Lewington Community Centre. The food bank has been set up by the L&Q Foundation in partnership with Southwark Council.

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 receives and sorts deliveries on Wednesdays and distributes food between 12pm and 3.30pm on Thursdays at the Lewington Community Centre, 9 Eugenia Road, SE16 2RU.