Urgent need for food bank support in East London this winter
10th of November 2022
Volunteers at The Farm Community Kitchen have provided more than 150,000 meals for those in need in Waltham Forest since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. The Farm Community Kitchen was founded at the beginning of the pandemic by mutual aid groups to take care of local residents who were isolating.
The Farm quickly became an essential hub for disadvantaged families as the need for a local food bank and advocacy service continued after the pandemic. The kitchen, on Cann Hall Road, sells local coffees, homemade cakes, breakfasts and lunches to fund the homemade meals cooked weekly for residents in need of additional support. Residents can also access advocacy services through dropping in to the cafe.
The rising cost of living and an imminent recession means The Farm needs your support more than ever to continue the work they do. Caz Crowe, founder of The Farm, said: “Everyone is welcome at The Farm. Meals are provided and cooked by the community for the community. We welcome all donations large and small whether that’s food, time or financial support.
“Winter is coming along with an economic recession. Demand is growing and growing, and we need to build more connections, reach more people with our work, gain support from our local councils and get more volunteers on board.Volunteers are vital to our success - they cook and deliver the meals, run the cafe and help us fundraise and raise awareness."
Our new Winter Warmers initiative begins in November and will help provide hot meals and a community sanctuary through the cold winter months ahead. The first Winter Warmers evening was on Tuesday 8th November and the next dates are listed below. Come and get a hot meal between 5pm and 7pm and find out more about local services available to you.
Tuesday 22 November
Tuesday 6 December
Tuesday 20 December (Christmas dinner edition)
Find out more about the work of The Farm and get involved via volunteering with us or fundraising at www.thefarmcommunitykitchen.com. Those interested in making a donation can set up a payment through the website. We also have an Instagram account where we share regular updates about what is going on at The Farm! @the_farm_community_kitchen
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