In addition to foodbanks, other organisations that have previously benefited from the Mayor’s Hope Fund include:
Progressive Lifestyles – to boost their work supplying housing estates and schools with food. The grant was also used to fund a new van, taking the number of people it can help from 2,500 to 4,000 a month.
Walton Village Residents’ Association – to run a “feed a family of four” education project, teaching people how to cook healthy meals from cheap or leftover ingredients.
Centre 56 – to buy kitchen supplies to continue their work providing food to children who are victims of domestic abuse. Pots, pans and a dishwasher have all been purchased and to employ a chef for the kitchen to cook food for the children.
People wanting to donate to the Mayor’s Hope Fund can do so in the following ways:
TEXT: Either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10. Text LMHF14 followed by the amount to 70070. So, to donate £1, text LMHF14 £1 to 70070