Harrow Weald is soon to welcome a new initiative aimed at addressing food insecurity and fostering community engagement.
The Julie Cook Community Hall will soon become home to a brand-new foodbank and community hub, set to open its doors on the 1st and 2nd of July from 11:00am to 2pm. The project organisers, known as Village & Plate: Food Bank and Community Hub, recently took to the Harrow Online Facebook Group to announce the exciting news.
In their Facebook post, the organisers reached out to the community, stating, “Hey everyone! We’re opening a new #FoodBank and community hub in Harrow #HA3 soon, and we’re looking for volunteers for different jobs. Is anyone interested in volunteering? If so, can you message me, please?”
The post went on to outline the various roles available for volunteers, including working at the Harrow Weald food bank, assisting with food pickups and drop-offs, delivering food to individuals with disabilities, the elderly, or access issues, as well as contributing to community hub projects and clinics such as housing clinics, support for mothers and babies, mental health initiatives, and men’s groups. The organisers emphasised their desire to involve people of all ages, genders, backgrounds, and experiences.
The Village & Plate team aims to create a welcoming space where community members can not only access vital food resources but also engage in various support programs and social activities. The upcoming foodbank and community hub seek to address the pressing issue of food insecurity while fostering a sense of togetherness and mutual support among Harrow Weald residents.
As the opening day approaches, they are actively seeking volunteers to help bring their vision to life. Those interested in participating in this meaningful initiative are encouraged to reach out to Village & Plate through their Facebook page.