Arthurs Hill Mutual Aid update + West end food plans!
Even though we're facing really difficult times, it's great to see everyone continuing to work together to help each other out in our community - thanks everyone for your help!
In the past week we've been able to pay off lots of solidarity grants which has been brilliant! 122 £30 grants have now been paid + there's around £350 coming in monthly!! We've had some new applicants recently that haven't applied before as people move into the area, hear about the fund + have changes in circumstances. Keep spreading the word + encouraging donations - https://opencollective.com/arthurs-hill-solidarity-fund/
Food sharing + shopping for self-isolators
Lots of different people are continuing to put food into the phoneboxes + we're still getting donations from people growing fruit + veg in allotments. As more people in the city get to know about us we're also seeing some new waste food donations - keep telling people + organisations to consider donating food to us!
More people are getting in touch needing to self-isolate - if you can help out with the occasional food shop or delivery, either walking or on a bike or car if you have one, let us know! You can also join our whatsapp where we post requests - just email for the link - [email protected]
Long term West end food plans
We had another meeting on Tuesday + had a great discussion about the kinds of things that are important in setting up a food project that means everyone can get the food they want + need. Read notes from the meeting here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ASyUzr845XQ_SORuc712dxRxTzTTZspt2VOOFZwPBSs/edit
Everyone welcome to our next meeting - Tues 19th October, 5.30 -
Swapping + sharing items
People are continuing to swap + share items that they no longer need, including to help people + families moving into the area who need help setting up home. If you have items to share you can post them on our facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/523450511913708) or in our whatsapp or email us photos to share if you'd prefer!
Any questions, comments, suggestions please get in touch as usual - [email protected] or 0191 6911 363.
Arthurs Hill Mutual Aid