Chestertons is supporting the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank by turning its three Fulham branches into collection points for non-perishable food donations. Chestertons’ latest efforts follow horrifying new statistics of families who do not have enough food: the number of children living in absolute poverty has increased by 200,000 in a year, to 3.7 million and 1 in 5 live below the poverty line.
Chestertons partnered with the foodbank to raise awareness. 10,000 flyers have been delivered to local residents asking for donations and turned three branches into collection points local people to donate food items.
CEO of Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, Daphine Aikens, says, “We rely on community support to ensure that we are able to provide complete food parcels to people referred to us. Last year, our parcels had the equivalent of 120,000 meals plus toiletries and nappies etc. The support of Chestertons is invaluable.”
Chestertons’ Adam Jennings, added: “After meeting Daphine and hearing about her fantastic work, we are really pleased to work with the Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank and look forward to receiving more generous contributions of food from local residents.”