Barnet Mutual Aid - Food Hub

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We need your help to continue supporting people in Barnet during the COVID-19 crisis through our Food Hub.

About

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic a group of volunteers in Barnet created the UK Mutual Aid website (https://www.mutualaid.co.uk/) which connects residents with UK Mutual Aid volunteers through postcode matching, it has now become a nationally-used resource. We then used this website ourselves to unite volunteers within Barnet and help other organisations to set-up the Food Hub at Claremont Free Church. We distribute food parcels to around 86 people every week, 37 of these people are children, and now we need your help to continue.

Why does Barnet need a Food Hub?

In some areas of Barnet over 45% of young people live in poverty, these young people don't have proper access to nutritious diets and the coronavirus pandemic looks to worsen this situation.

How are we tackling the problem?

The Barnet Mutual Aid volunteer team are collecting and delivering food parcels every week to any person or family that need them. We are currently doing this for about 86 people. The team are doing this at the same time as transporting prescriptions, picking up shopping, and providing remote company to those still isolating.

What do we need help with?

Some items are difficult to source and rarely donated, this means they have to be bought. In order to do this, we need some support.

The two main areas where we need your help are:

We need to provide every family with fresh fruit and veg so that they have a nutritious diet, amongst other things this allows young people to continue to study effectively. We can deliver this for £8 per week, per family.

We need to provide sanitary products, the average cost of a period in the UK is about £10 per month. For this amount we can give someone dignity and comfort.

Scroll down to see how you can join the team and donate.

We can take donations of food and toiletries on Saturdays between 12 and 2pm
58A Claremont Road
NW2 1BU

To request food email [email protected] or call 020 31 377 488

Deliveries are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Food pick ups from 12-2pm on a Saturday.

Search for your nearby Mutual Aid volunteer via map.mutualaid.co.uk
Volunteers can register on our website via join.mutualaid.co.uk
Residents can request help on our website via helpme.mutualaid.co.uk

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

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Incognito

£114 GBP since May 2020

2
Jamie Finch

£100 GBP since Apr 2020

3
Timothy Hartshorn

£100 GBP since May 2020

4
Pippa Gibb

£100 GBP since May 2020

5
Peter Samuelson

£60 GBP since May 2020

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incognito

£50 GBP since Apr 2020

7
Mrs Gloria Rabin

£50 GBP since May 2020

8
Carla Sateriale

£50 GBP since May 2020

9
Jenifer Toksvig

£50 GBP since Jun 2020

10
Jia Zhuang

£20 GBP since Apr 2020

11
Paloma Ibarra

£20 GBP since Apr 2020

12
Incognito

£20 GBP since Apr 2020

13
Katie Wiseman

£20 GBP since Apr 2020

14
F Brobby

£20 GBP since May 2020

15
lorena evangelista

£20 GBP since May 2020

Organizations

1
The Social Change Nest Collective

£100 GBP since Apr 2020

2
The Social Change Nest

£17 GBP since Apr 2020

What's new with Barnet Mutual Aid - Food Hub

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Update - The Food Hub continues to grow

Hi,We'd like to start by saying thank you to all those people who have donated so far, the Food Hub is supporting around 86 people every week which is making a huge impact in Barnet.The UK Mutual Aid team who help deliver the parcels from t...
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Published on June 21, 2020 by Tom

One month anniversary update

Daily update 15 AprilHello everyone!One month ago, we were all individuals coming to terms with the emerging crisis that is COVID-19 and figuring out how to respond within our local communities. As a result of this passion to help, we fo...
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Published on April 15, 2020 by Jia Zhuang

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Transparent and open finances.

Financial contribution to Barnet Mutual Aid - Food Hub (C...

from The Social Change Nest11/26/2020

+£17.00GBP
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from Stuart Marsden11/24/2020

+£10.00GBP
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Monthly financial contribution to Barnet Mutual Aid - Foo...

from Elaine goodfellow11/1/2020

+£4.00GBP
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Today’s balance

£692.62 GBP

Estimated annual budget

~ £1,182.37 GBP

Barnet Mutual Aid - Food Hub is all of us

Our contributors 43

Everyone who has supported Barnet Mutual Aid - Food Hub. Individuals and organizations that believe in –and take ownership of– our purpose.

Jia Zhuang
Admin

Total contributions

£20 GBP

Tom
Admin
incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£114 GBP

Donation provided by Charles for delivering prescriptions.

Jamie Finch
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£100 GBP

Well done for all your wonderful work guys :)

The Social Ch...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£100 GBP

A donation to say thanks for all your hard work, from the Changing Ideas Foundation

Timothy Harts...
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£100 GBP

Thank you again for your help.

Pippa Gibb
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£100 GBP

Peter Samuelson
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£60 GBP

In honor of Paloma!

incognito
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP

A wonderful & much needed invaluable service, Collected my prescription very quickly. Thank you.

Mrs Gloria Rabin
Financial Contributor

Total contributions

£50 GBP