Food bank on Columbia Road

We wanted to remind everyone of our local food bank at Maks on Columbia Road.

Sabi and Joe at our lovely local Maks shop have had a food bank collection box for a couple of years. When they’re (eventually) full, the boxes are carried across to St. Peter’s.

Please donate something as regularly as you can.

P L E A S E   SUPPORT TOWER HAMLETS FOOD BANK.

We live in one of the poorest boroughs in the UK.

52% of children in Tower Hamlets live below the poverty line.

MANY  local families hit  a crisis when they can’t feed their children tonight. 

Local food banks can give them 3 days emergency food to keep them going while they search for another way to cope.

BUT FOOD BANKS CAN ONLY DO THIS IF PEOPLE (LIKE US) CONTRIBUTE FOOD OR CASH.

Maks Newsagent in Columbia Road make it easy for us to help –

 you can drop off tinned or dry packaged food, buy some in the shop, or leave a donation.

Please see list of priorities below. Thank you for giving whatever you can.


Priorities for food and household goods

Via Tower Hamlets Foodbank

There is no storage for fresh food. So dried, tinned or long-life products only.

Milk (UHT or powdered) Sugar Cerals
Fruit juice in cartons Tea bags Instant coffee
Jams and spreads Instant mashed potato Vegetarian foods
Pasta sauces in tins/jars Meat/fish in tins Fruit/veg in tins
Puddings – sponge, rice etc Pasta, rice etc. Biscuits/snack bars

BABY PRODUCTS urgently needed including nappies, wipes, etc.
HOUSEHOLD/CLEANING PRODUCTS including washing powder, kitchen roll.

For useful information about food banks see the Hackney Foodbank site.

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