Drop-ins, advice services, and other sources of support that our clients rely on are closing, or offering reduced services. Shops are being stripped of food, nappies, and sanitary products. Our clients are often extremely insecurely housed, and worry that panic about virus transmission will mean that they are thrown out. Our clients feel frightened, and […]
‘The New Vision’ – the first of three incredible films conceived, story-boarded and shot by our budding young filmmakers at the Rainbow Club Storytelling Festival. Thanks to the team at the London Film School for making this happen.
This year, AFRIL is applying to take part in the Big Dinner, a “double your donation” fundraising campaign run by the Big Give and The Childhood Trust. The campaign is focused on charities like ours working with vulnerable and disadvantaged children in London. Since 2013 the Childhood Trust has helped more than 100,000 children through partnerships with […]
M tells us his brave story and how the foodbank helps him.
Watch our new video, where Ali explains his story and how the foodbank is making a difference to his life.
Food Bank Newsletter November-December 2018
2018 has been an amazing year for us here at AFRIL. Our newly formed Helping Hands food bank has been an amazing success during this time. Our users have benefited from not just the urgently needed supplies, but from the support and advice and social activities that we wrap around the weekly session. The Rainbow […]
The first holiday project of the year took place over the Autumn Half Term in collaboration with the Museum of London Docklands. The children and parents had a fantastic few days exploring the museum, taking part in workshops and creating a book that will go on display at the festival on the 3rd and 4th of […]
Over the summer 2018 we ran a Pavilion Project at the One Tree Hill Allotment, watch this short video about it:
On 22nd September 2018, AFRIL hosted its first Community Dinner in partnership with the Damascus Chef. Three of our Foodbank members prepared a three course buffet-style Syrian dinner in order to raise funds for AFRIL’s Helping Hands Foodbank. The dinner provided Lewisham and other South London residents the opportunity to meet, socialise, and share delicious […]