South Woodford and Wanstead homes collect five tonnes of foodbank donations


A network of foodbank collection points at homes across Aldersbrook, Wanstead and South Woodford collectively received over five tonnes of donations in the first five weeks of the initiative.

The Tin in the Bin Network was established in April by Wanstead residents Julie Harvey and James Paterson, with 34 volunteers providing a drop-off point at their home to fill the gap left by the closure of regular collection locations.

“We’ve now dropped over five tonnes to Redbridge Foodbank and that continues to be more than a tonne per week! There’s a list of food the foodbank has sufficient stocks of, and we’ve had at least a further few hundred kilos of those supplies, so these have gone to support other initiatives in the community, looking after people in immediate need,” said James.

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