Before lockdown, 6 - 15 families a day used the Ringcross Community Centre Foodbank in Islington. The number of people in crisis continues to climb and now we are supporting over 500 households, helping to feed 900 adults and almost 500 children. People who have never joined a food bank queue before are now finding they are unable to support their families and arriving on the doorstep of the centre. Even though lockdown has ended, there is now clear way out of pandemic induced debt.
In addition to non-perishable items, we have always provided the fresh fruit and vegetables desperately wanted by people trying to keep their families healthy. As the numbers of those seeking assistance grow, we are struggling to keep up with demand, especially as other local food banks close.
Our drop off points are:
•Ringcross Community Centre, 60 Lough Road, N7 8RH
•Greens of Highgate, 3 Highgate High Street, London, N6 5JR
•Greens in Muswell Hill, 112 Muswell Hill,
•Becky’s Convenience Store, 91 Dresden Rd, Archway, London, N19 3BG
•Barclays, Hampstead, NW3 1QB