Places to donate
|Address||Fellows Court Community Centre
|How to donate||We can accept postal donations, local drop off and maybe collection if our driver is available being local in bulk amounts only due to the rising cost of fuel.|
|Currently accepting donations?||Yes|
|Make arrangement before donation?||Yes|
|Times for drop-off/donations||10:00-14:00|
|What we do||We are a grassroots community organisation that has grown organically over the last three years. We started by volunteering at the Drop In at St Monica’s, Hoxton Square on Monday mornings realising very quickly that food brought people together and that the social connection forged was something very special. Once a week did not seem to be enough, so we began collecting sandwiches and pizzas from local businesses and retailers and distributing these to people on the streets with the support of Ashwell House and the students there. We also organised showers with the help of the Salvation Army and collected and redistributed clothes and other items. From there, our founder and chef, Aina Omo-Bare began cooking hot meals and serving them on Hoxton Street outside the post office. Then, before the pandemic struck, Shoreditch Trust, to whom we shall be ever grateful, allowed us to use the kitchen and outside space at their Wellbeing Centre on Pitfield Street for more than six months. In many ways the pandemic was the perfect storm – so many in need, so many wishing to help, everyone searching for connection. Our family grew: neighbour supporting neighbour with kindness, respect and acceptance. From May 2021, we now have our own base at Fellow’s Court Community Centre – where we can store donation and cook the nutritious food ad emergency parcels distributed at our centres, to a hostel for whom we provide meals on a Wednesday, and to individuals in need referred to us by Hackney Borough Council. Each time we set up in a new location, our family grows bigger as we collect new volunteers and new beneficiaries; indeed many of our beneficiaries also volunteer, everyone does what they can. Kindness, respect and acceptance are the values on which we continue to build.|
|What we accept||
Although our main aim was food, as we have grown our beneficiaries often request other item for personal hygeine.
We would love to have the stock to help in these emergency requests we will consider all donations from the list.
|Accept part-used products?||No|
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