Support for Families during Covid 19
Accessing Food banks
There are many charities in Merton who can support you during Covid if you are needing support with providing food to your family.
A map of organisations and businesses who offered free meals to qualifying children during October half term 2020. 9 Venues offered lunches free of charge in Merton. Check back on this link over Christmas and share with your young people as offers may re-open, many emphasised that the arrangement would be discreet. https://www.allofustogether.uk/?fbclid=IwAR1j6dnibOf4yscZV4dLtY2baIWCxXXdWT9yyEZEcm8K55-nmQ9D8gvxiKI
Merton’s Community Fridge, Sustainable Merton's long-term initiative to address food poverty and food waste, is lending its name to the borough’s coordinated food poverty response to form ‘Merton’s Community Fridge Network’.Merton Council staff deliver food from the central Hub to a network of local partners and food distribution hubs across the borough. These organisations and their volunteers provide free food parcels and deliver food to homes as well as prepare hot meals https://www.sustainablemerton.org/community-fridge
Merton Giving Week 2020 ‘Food and A Gift For All’ residents and businesses being asked to help those in our community facing food insecurity through financial donations to the ‘Food for All’ fundraising campaign or by donating a Festive shoe-box hamper to residents in need. Participating organisations include; Age UK Merton, Commonside Trust, Friends of St Helier, Merton Council, Polish Family, St John’s Church High Path, Sustainable Merton and Wimbledon Guild. https://www.mertonchamber.co.uk/post/merton-giving-week-2020-help-local-people-experiencing-food-insecurity
Dons Local Action delivered food parcels to families in need over October half term. They are collecting donations for Christmas boxes for children with toys and festive treats. https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/xmaspresents?fbclid=IwAR1ZLSG51mXZ59RzUlh3u3aI1PKWFbLalPkEODJ-Bw8KGgZ53YjSqavXq70 to refer a child/family e-mail DLA@afcwimbledonfoundation.org.uk