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Donations doubled for the next week – support AFRIL’s allotment project!

From 12 noon 8th June to 12 noon 15th June, all donations to AFRIL’s FOOD TO GROW project will be *doubled*!

Donate now, spread the word, and help us to meet our ambitious target! Your support means better health and wellbeing for refugee and migrant families through growing food, nature, art and play this summer.

“I need to do this for my grandmother. She taught me gardening back home. She would be so proud of me starting growing food again”

The aftermath of COVID-19 is already disproportionately affecting children from migrant, asylum seeker, and refugee families. Hunger, debt, anxiety, poverty, and unhealthy living spaces still impact daily on the lives of these children.

Through the Big Give, we have an opportunity for one week only to double the value of donations! We are hoping to raise £10,000 to support our main foodbank and phase 2 of our allotment plan.

All donations are through the Big Give portal, which you can find here

Our 2021 Summer Give Champions for Children campaign, Food to Grow, will connect our foodbank and allotment in a project providing access to food, fresh fruit and vegetables to these families. Building on our sofa gardening programme, we will run workshops all through the holidays to give them a chance to spend time in a safe, green, outside space of which they can be proud. We will support healthy eating on a budget with recipe suggestions and encourage families to enjoy growing their own food.

If we achieve our £10,000 target funds in this campaign, AFRIL will be support 100 children this summer – 70 children from around 45 families with weekly food parcels and 30 children in joining our allotment activities.

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

£10 funds seeds or plants for a volunteer workday 

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

£75 funds the cost of preparing and delivering a gardening club activity for parents and children at our allotment of refuge