10am on October 1st Thursday 2020  saw the grand opening of 50 Friendly Street SE8 4DR – Kath’s Place.

We Care Food Bank is the largest independent food bank in the UK and the first to open in Lewisham. It is the opening of the UK’s first community COVID aware food pantry, community kitchen, support, and advice hub. It will be a sustainable working model that community groups globally could copy. People finding themselves unable to get any Government support, experiencing hunger and poverty for the first time, as well as the huge numbers struggling with high rents, low incomes, unemployment will be offered internet access and support.

This ground-breaking project will offer a membership food pantry scheme along with its well-established food bank model open to anyone on low income going hungry. It will be self-financing once start-up costs are recovered.

They offer a book shop with a children’s and adults book club. You pay just £1 and then you can swap that book as often as you like.

The Project, called Kath’s Place in honour of Scot and local resident Kath Duncan will be running community free classes, including Sew and Mend, how to upcycle reuse clothes and furniture, reading and writing for adults, not just refugees, Spanish for beginners, and a community kitchen. This project brings people together, through empowering the community and sharing diversity whilst improving community relations and helping people cope in isolation and with mental health.
The Charity also sell clothes, books, records, bric-a-brac, furniture to help us cover our rent and costs.

We Care does not just help the homeless, the disabled, the young, We Care supports LGBT, refugees, elderly alone, disabled, pets, people in temporary housing, those self-employed unable to gain any help this crisis and more. We don’t see gender, age, faith, colour, disability. Just people and neighbours in a crisis that need our help.
Lath’s Place opened with a Press Launch, Thursday 1 October 2020. 10am opened by We Care food Bank co-founders Barbara Raymond and Marie Duggan, with Litsa Breingan, Chair of the St John’s Society, SE8

The Opening Hours are:
Monday 10-4 pm Tuesday closed Wednesday & Thursday 10-4 pm Friday 10-6 pm Saturday 10-2 pm.

To contact the team directly if you want to volunteer please email; raymondwoolford@aol.com

The Campaign has been supported by grassroots community organisations across the UK and led by www.kathduncan-equality-civilrights-network.co.uk
Also: “Food Bank Britain” by Ray Barron-Woolford, Start reading it for free: http://amzn.eu/7djhJg8