As a surge in demand for food banks increases during the COVID-19 lockdown, the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children (LTCFC) has stepped in to help a food bank in North London.
With families being made redundant or furloughed during the pandemic, the demand for help from food banks is increasing dramatically. The LTCFC responded to the call by making a donation of essential provisions, to a food bank in North Finchley.
The food bank based in St Barnabas Church opened in early May, and initially offered help to 45 families facing food poverty. When the LTCFC learnt that demand for help from the food bank had increased by over 600%, the taxi based charity stepped in to help and offered a donation of £500 to provide emergency supplies, specifically for families with children.
Sim Yiannikaris, Appeals Officer at LTCFC, said: “During lockdown we wanted to find a way to make an immediate and positive impact to a project supporting families with children. When a neighbour posted about St. Barnabas Church starting a food bank for emergency supplies for families in need, we knew that this was something that The London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children could help with.”
To find out more about the London Taxi Drivers Charity for Children please visit www.ltcfc.org.uk and to make a donation text TAXI £5, £10 or £20 to 70085.
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