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Foodbank makes plea for donations to help feed families in desperate need in Hounslow

Hounslow Community Foodbox is running low on stock and needs items such as rice, milk and tinned foods

Hounslow Community FoodBox crisis appeal for food and toiletries(Image: Hounslow Chronicle)

A desperate plea has been made to help the borough's families in need with basic food and toiletries in Hounslow.

Hounslow Community Foodbox (HCF) is in crisis as it is running extremely low on stocks and is calling on people in the borough to make donations.

A collection day has been arranged and Hounslow Council is urging residents and businesses to bring what they can on Thursday (September 28).

There are a shortage of the following items at the foodbank in Brentford :

  • Rice, noodles and pasta.
  • Tea, coffee and sugar.
  • Long-life milk, condensed milk and juices.
  • Tinned - meat (tuna) veg (beans, sweetcorn, etc), soups, stews and fruit.
  • Tomato sauce, jam and peanut butter.
  • Cereals, crackers, dried fruit and oil.
  • Soap, toothpaste, toilet roll, sanitary towels and tampons.

The Foodbox scheme was launched by Hounslow Council with local residents in response to welfare reforms and recession which has seen local employment opportunities reduced.

It relies on funding, donations and volunteers to run the service for people in need of everyday essential items.

Families are often referred by organisations including job centres, Hesia and Citizens Advice Bureau to the scheme.

A collection is taking place at Hounslow Library at the Civic Centre on Thursday (September 28) from 10am to 2pm.

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