Lottery grant supports the Food Hub

The Walworth Community Food Hub has been generously supported by a number of trusts and foundations.

Among them is the National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund, using funds from The Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

This summer, they awarded a grant of almost £100,000 to support the Hub over a six-month period, allowing the project to keep operating until the end of the year and into 2021.

The Walworth Community Food Hub was set up just days after the first lockdown in March, responding to a huge local increase in food insecurity.

Since then, 300 volunteers have delivered over 150 tonnes of food to thousands of local people.

Mike Wilson, Executive Director of Pembroke House, said:

“This grant is a lifeline for Walworth. It means we can continue to work with an incredible team of volunteers and partners to support our most vulnerable neighbours through a difficult and uncertain winter.

“On behalf of our whole community, I thank the government and the National Lottery for their generous support.”

During the grant period, Pembroke House is working with food parcel recipients, volunteers, local businesses, charities, funders and partners to devise a long-term, post-Covid future for the Walworth Community Food Hub.

Based at the Walworth Living Room, Pembroke House’s new community space, the Hub will eventually work to tackle the root causes – not just the symptoms – of food insecurity, and bring people together through preparing and sharing food.

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