Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is launching a new food delivery scheme to provide families unable to access existing food support services due to being housebound or needing additional care, with weekly food packages directly to their homes.
Due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the demand for free food support is now outstripping supply across the UK. CACT sees the reality of this situation every day across Greenwich and Bexley, where its own food club at The Valley in Charlton is now at capacity. Families are therefore often being forced to travel to access this food support, which can be especially difficult for families with additional needs.
CACT previously delivered food support as a part of the Community Hub it ran on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich following the Covid-19 outbreak in 2020. During 2020, CACT made emergency food deliveries to 3255 individual households.
In response to today’s food crisis, CACT is establishing a food delivery service for families with high health needs who are unable to access the support services already in place due to being housebound or needing additional care. CACT's team will deliver a £50 weekly food package to families referred to CACT by Greenwich and Bexley care services. This package will ensure that families within the local community are not going hungry.
Just £7 a month supports a family in need
Chris Baker, CACT’s Head of Fundraising & Development, said:
“I’d like to say a huge thank you to our vehicle partner, Rivervale, and Maxus UK for donating an electric van and tinned food to establish the scheme.
“This is a vital scheme with so many families across Greenwich and Bexley unable to access the food they need, and we are asking all our partners and supporters to give generously to the scheme in 2023”.
By setting up a £7 monthly donation you can provide enough food to feed a family with high health needs for a day. Click here to donate.