JW3 has been highly involved in the Borough of Camden's response to the current Covid 19 Pandemic. And we’d love it if you could join us to help.
If these were normal times, we might be be inviting you to help us deliver outstanding events, activities, and facilities to everyone who comes through our doors. But these are not normal times, and while our building is closed to the public - we are busier then ever.
JW3 has been highly involved in the Borough of Camden's response to the current Covid 19 Pandemic, as we currently act as the central food hub for the north of the borough, with over 12 tonnes of food being distributed through us to residents in need.
This is how you can help right now■
There are various ways for you to get involved.
- Donate Food: The more food we get, the more people we can help. The most useful foods are non-perishable items such as tins of vegetables, canned soup, long-life milk, packets of rice, pasta, cereal etc. You can bring items to JW3 (Lymington Road entrance) from 10am to 12 noon for deliveries every Wednesday. All drop-offs will be done safely, in line with government advice, and with no physical contact.
- Organise neighbourhood collections of food: To minimise the number of individuals bringing small amounts of food to JW3, it would be even more helpful to have people volunteer to be a collection point for their friends and neighbours. This is working well in neighbourhoods all over the country. It’s a great way to galvanise your neighbourhood by messaging your networks and Whatsapp groups to drop off non-perishable food items (see above) outside your door for you to bring once a week to JW3 once your car boot is full – between 10am-12pm every Wednesday. Or maybe you can get a handful of people to club together to place a food delivery order from a supermarket, directly to JW3.
- Sorting, packing and/or delivering food parcels: On Wednesday afternoons, we will be sorting, packing and delivering food parcels in the local area, including to the headquarters of one of our long-term partner organisations, Doorstep Homeless Families. Families attending Doorstep are homeless for a variety of reasons, including family circumstances, illness, loss of employment, domestic violence, racial harassment, financial difficulties, and due to refugee status. Doorstep aims to assist these families by providing goods and services to make their lives more comfortable as they await a permanent housing solution. The food parcels they receive make a tangible difference in their lives.
- Cooking or delivering hot meals: Partnering with one of our favourite voluntary initiates Feast!, JW3 volunteers come together thrice a week to prepare and deliver hot and nutritious food. It goes to: members of the local Camden community, people suffering from homelessness in the local area and service users of JAMI, the Jewish mental health charity. Cooking usually takes place between 10am and 1pm. With delivery drivers required at 1pm.
Currently, we are not recruiting any new volunteers for our work here at JW3. We have a standby list and will invite new volunteers to join us as soon as the need arises.
To join this standby list, please write to email@example.com detailing your interest and availability. We will contact prospective new volunteers on a first come, first served basis.
If you would like to make a donation of comestibles to the JW3 foodbank, or arrange a neighbourhood collection, please call Jacob on 07927646437
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