Update: Together we raised over £540 for the Euston Foodbank! Thank you very much for your generosity.
On Sunday 10th November, all the proceeds from Louise’s 7.30 – 11.00am Mysore class will be given to the Euston Food Bank. Come and practise, pay as usual and all your money will go to the charity!
Here is a little about this local charity:
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
HELPING LOCAL PEOPLE IN CRISIS
We aim to redistribute food to people without or with insufficient food so they receive enough food to cope with the immediate crisis.
HOW FOODBANKS WORK
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
FOOD IS DONATED Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.
FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.
PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.