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BIG GIVE Virtual Loving Refugee Food Bank Campaign

Thank you for checking out or Virtual Loving Refugee Food Bank campaign.

Since the beginning of lockdown, the number of families supported by our refugee food bank has more than doubled.  With your support for the Virtual Loving Campaign, our Helping Hands Foodbank can continue to support vulnerable refugee and migrant families isolated at home over the long summer holidays.

Help us raise £3,500 this week and we will actually receive £7,000 through existing pledged funds and match funding by our supporter the Childhood Trust.

“I really appreciate it and thank you for taking care of me and my kids. How would I have survived without your help? Thank you once again. Stay safe.”

 £5 funds a hygiene pack of shampoo, soap and toothpaste for a family

£15 funds a food bag of essential ingredients to feed a family breakfast and a meal a day for a week

£50 covers the cost of preparing and delivering an online art activity session for parents and children


Lydia and Mel from the Rainbow Club team will be hosting an online creative writing fundraiser on Thursday 25th June to raise funds for our BIG GIVE campaign, more details here:


Some of the artwork our Foodbank beneficiaries have made for Refugee Week:


Our supporter The Childhood Trust has created a powerful video where children express their concerns about dying, about their education and about how poverty has made lockdown worse for many children:


Some messages from our beneficiaries:


Follow us on Facebook during the campaign.  Thank you so much,

Helen Mason, Food Bank Manager, AFRIL