Foodbanks in South West London and the South East have received a boost thanks to funding from Thames Valley Housing (TVH). TVH has provided money from its Community Chest to the Slough, Richmond, Epsom & Ewell foodbanks and Hounslow Foodbox.
The funding is going towards helping increase the working hours of managers, pay for part-time drivers to deliver food and other items to clients’ homes and has boosted supplies in the distribution centres.
Sue Sibany-King, manager of Slough Foodbank said “We’re grateful to TVH for partnering with us and referring any of their tenants who find that they’re struggling to feed themselves and their families.
We continue to see more and more people needing help to be able to eat on a daily basis. By working together we’re able to support TVH residents to maintain tenancies through difficult periods and avoid more people losing their homes.
Tessa Bird, Community Investment Officer at TVH said “Foodbanks are needed now more than ever before. Many people struggle to pay for food each day and it’s important that someone is there to support them. The foodbanks in Slough, Richmond, Epsom & Ewell and Hounslow all do amazing jobs in helping prevent food poverty and providing an invaluable service to people in their boroughs.”
Notes to editors Contact notes For more information about Thames Valley Housing, contact Klara Niklewicz, Digital Intern on 020 8607 0785 or email her: Klara_niklewicz@tvha.co.uk Thames Valley Housing Association: Thames Valley Housing Association (TVH), based in Twickenham, South West London, was founded in 1966. The association owns, manages and administers loans for over 14,500 properties in London, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing provides affordable rented homes, shared ownership, market rent, student and key worker accommodation, working with eight NHS Trusts. Slough Foodbank The foodbank is a CIO run in partnership with local churches under the charity number 1153813. The foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust Foodbank network, a Christian charity committed to community action against poverty and marginalisation. It provides emergency food for people suffering from food poverty in the borough of Slough. The Richmond foodbank The Richmond Foosbank is run by the Vineyard Community Centre in partnership with local churches and is part of The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity committed to community action against poverty and marginalisation in the UK and Bulgaria. It provides emergency food for people suffering from food poverty in the borough of Richmond. Hounslow Foodbank Hounslow Community FoodBox has been developed by the London Borough of Hounslow Council and Hounslow Federation of Tenants and Residents Associations (HFTRA) in response to the recent Welfare Reforms. They aim to empower residents to help and assist other residents in their community to understand welfare reform and how as a community they can work together to prevent and relieve poverty. Epsom and Ewell The foodbank is run in partnership with local churches led by Generation Church. The foodbank network is part of The Trussell Trust, a Christian charity committed to community action against poverty and marginalisation in the UK and Bulgaria. It provides emergency food for people suffering from food poverty in the borough of Epson and Ewell.