Whitefoot and Downham Community Food + Project is a voluntary community based project to support people or families who are experiencing hardship and issues relating to poverty. There is a growing need for the provision due to the welfare reform act, increase in food and fuel prices. The project is available to local residents and can provide a level of food provision, housing support, health advice, employment advice, debt advice, family support, early years support and access to a Local Councillor.
The founders are six local churches from three different denominations, a social enterprise, public health and Local Councillor. They are the Catford (Southend) and Downham Parish. Brook Lane Community Church. Whitefoot Lane Christian Church, Pastor David Brown from LWCC, Eco Communities and Janet Daby the Local Councillor for Whitefoot Ward. The main partners are Public Health, Phoenix Community Housing, Parent Support Group (PSG), Downderry Nursery Services, Local Health Centre and Eco Communities. The partnership continues to grow and develop.
The project takes place every Thursday from 7pm - 8.30pm at Whitefoot Lane Christian Centre. There are approximately 50 volunteers who enjoy serving and offering their support to the community.
How you can help
We need ongoing support with donations of food. If you feel you can help in some way feel free to contact the chair of the project Local Councillor Janet Daby at firstname.lastname@example.org