With more the 42,000 people across Ealing being supported by Ealing Foodbank over the past year, Ealing Liberal Democrats have highlighted support to Ealing residents with the cost of living crisis.
To access the food bank, residents need to a voucher which can be provided by a referral agency. More details can be found here.
Ealing Liberal Democrat Councillor Gary Busuttil, Opposition Spokesperson on Finance and Resources said: “Liberal Democrats say that many of the issues we are seeing today are down to the Tory government. They have failed the economy over the past five years or more. In Covid I helped hand out food parcels to vulnerable residents near me.”
Councillor Busuttil added: “It is important to ask for help if you need it now. There are many great local organisations able to help you. As many children have returned to school following an especially challenging time for families in the summer holidays and we move into autumn and winter – reach out for help when you need it.”
A local initiative helping people is South Ealing Community (SEC) Food Cupboard located at NE Door of St Marys Church, St Marys Rd Ealing W5 5RH
Tel: 020 8759 7134
Opening Times Mon 13:00 – 15:00 (not Bank Holidays)
The SEC Food Cupboard offers good quality surplus food items to anyone who would like to come and collect them for their personal use. It is a community project set up to reduce waste. A group of local volunteers receives/collects surplus food from the supermarkets (via Felix Project) and makes it available to anyone and everyone from the local area. The SEC Food Cupboard is available to all – it’s aim is purely to reduce waste and everyone can help with that. Always Free! The selection of food items each week will vary according to what is surplus food on that day. There may be restrictions on the quantities of an item each person can take to ensure a fair distribution. Bring your own bags.