FOODBANK APPEAL OUTSIDE SAINSBURY’S
NORWOOD FOODBANK are holding a supermarket collection outside Sainsbury’s on Westow Street, Upper Norwood, on Saturday from 9am – 4pm. “We want to encourage local people to pop along to see us and hopefully make a donation” say the Foodbank.
Their current urgent needs are: UHT Milk all sizes; pasta sauce; tinned meat; tinned vegetable – carrots/mushrooms; small bags sugar – 500grms; small cereals; small jars /packets instant coffee; tinned and instant puddings; instant packets custard; soap; toothpaste and shower gel.
About Foodbanks: Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated. These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and prepare food parcels ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
CRYSTAL PALACE LIFE
A new blogspot for people in Crystal Palace, Norwood, Dulwich, Sydenham and Penge has been set up. Crystal Palace Life can be found at: www.crystalpalacelife.com
PEDESTRIAN CROSSING NOW WORKING!
THE NEW pedestrian crossing on Westow Hill is now working. The crossing is from the Sparrowhawk pub on the corner of Westow Street / Westow Hill to the Willie Smart’s hairdressing emporium on the corner of Gipsy Hill/ Westow Hill.
Motorists who routinely jump the red light when turning from Westow Street into Westow Hill please take note.