Foodbank opens on Gascoigne Estate

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

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

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 Educationa

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

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.

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.”


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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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