To limit potential spread of the disease we’ve shut our morning drop-in service, the café and the shop. But we are still providing individual support and running Foodbank services in Richmond, Hampton, Isleworth, Barnes, and Whitton.
This is the perfect storm of people being in greater need, a massive drop in food donations both from suppliers and individuals, and the complete loss of income from the shop and café.
We need you now more than ever.
How you can help:
Try (where possible) to set aside food donations for once restrictions are lifted
Donate what you can to the Covid-19 appeal
Spread the word
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How we help
Our services are available to anyone in the community who needs support. They include:
Find shelter, food and support.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:00am.
Get advice from our case workers and medical support from our community nurse.
Care and support: Monday-Friday 8:30am-11:00am
Nursing service: Monday and Wednesday 8.30-11:00.
Learn new skills in our Roots and Works of Love groups that can help you flourish in life with confidence or support you towards employment.
Over 200 local front line care agencies refer to the Richmond Foodbank, part of the national Trussell Trust foodbanks.
Opening times: Monday and Thursday 12:30-16:30.
Other times and distribution centres: see website
Donate and purchase used goods.
Opening times: Monday-Friday 10:00-16:00pm.
Lunch closure 1.15 to 2.15pm.
Drop by for lunch or afternoon tea.
Opening times: Monday-Thursday 12:30-16:30
Enrol and learn both basic and expert sewing skills and earn an AQA accreditation.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for future course dates.
Why we exist
Richmond is known as an affluent borough but it’s also home to thousands of vulnerable people. We help these individuals in times of personal crisis and along the road to recovery. We also strengthen our community by widely engaging with local volunteer and corporate support to help us in this work.
Richmond in crisis
- There were 3,985 rough sleepers in the capital at the end of 2019, a 26% increase on 2018
- In the last quarter of 2019, 52 were recorded in Richmond, of which 27% were women. 23 were new rough sleepers
- Richmond Foodbank has over 2,500 annual referrals from over 200 front-line care agencies
- The average weekly income of people referred to foodbanks is just £50 after housing costs
- Almost 20% of people had no income at all in the month before visiting
- Almost three-quarters of people at foodbanks have a health condition
- 22% of people at food banks are single parents – compared to 5% in the UK population
Source: The Trussel Trust Nov 2019