The Bexley council donated £10,000 to the food bank in order to help with the high demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. The money will be used to buy food for people using food vouchers.

As many know, Bexley’s food bank is a volunteer-led organization. It is run by Avery Hill Charitable Trust partnering with Trussell Trust, the national charity. Operating from four points in Bexley, the food bank offers food by exchanging vouchers – in Avery Hill Christian Fellowship, New Community Church, Queen Street Baptist Church, Trinity Baptist Church.

David Leaf, the council’s cabinet member for resources, says that the COVID-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the income of many households which has led to falling in donations that have previously been made by local groups and individuals. That’s why they decided to donate £10,000 and help those that need it.

He added that the council will continue to find different ways to help people in this challenging time.

The food bank remains open during the COVID-19 pandemic under strict measures.