Foodbank opens on Gascoigne Estate
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A team of volunteers has launched a community foodbank in Barking.
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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