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Foodbank opens on Gascoigne Estate

PUBLISHED: 10:00 23 May 2020

The Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust Foodbank is based on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking. Picture: Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust

The Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust Foodbank is based on the Gascoigne Estate in Barking. Picture: Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust

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A team of volunteers has launched a community foodbank in Barking.

The foodbank has a live fundraising page at launchgood.com. Picture: Al Noor Cultural and Educational TrustThe foodbank has a live fundraising page at launchgood.com. Picture: Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust

The Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust Foodbank is on the Gascoigne Estate.

The people behind it say it will come as a relief to a community suffering with “desperate” levels of deprivation.

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Mbarak Said from Al Noor Cultural and Educational Trust Foodbank, speaking after the launch, said: “We may live in an area where poverty levels are really high, but we are a close knit community and we will do whatever it takes to support each other.

“The coronavirus pandemic has had a horrific impact on us all but together we will get through this.”

The foodbank has a live fundraising page at launchgood.com/project/al_noor_cultural__educational_trust with the trust inviting readers to show support by making donations and sharing the link.

Telephone referrals can be made by calling 07305 243 259.


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