Local communities around the country have sprung into action following the government's decision not to help people struggling to provide lunches over half term for their children. Bowes and Bounds is no different and we wanted to let you know about our local initiatives.

Thank you to everyone for their support, this is a wonderfully kind and generous community!

Food boxes
Local chef Janine Hamrahian and I have raised money for 100 food boxes to go out to local families. If you are struggling, and would like to receive a box please text us on 07853 152763 or email us on halftermhampers@yahoo.com. Boxes will also be available at Bounds Green Food Bank, see below.
If you would like to continue to support our efforts, you can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/helpful-half-term-hampers-haringey

Free children's meals at Bowes Café
Bowes Café on Myddleton Road are offering free children's meals during half term. You can also make a donation towards this in the cafe if you wish. You can follow them on Instagram for more details here: https://www.instagram.com/cafebowes

Free children's lunches at Planet Youth, Muswell Hill
Planet Youth are offering free lunches in Muswell Hill for children in need - please email planetyouth@hotmail.com for details.

Bounds Green Food Bank
Our local food bank was set up during lockdown and has recently moved to St. Michael's Hall, 37 Bounds Green Road N22 8HE. They are totally independent and you do not need a referral, voucher or any paperwork.  Details of how to access the food bank are on their website here: https://www.boundsgreenfoodbank.org/
You can also find details of how to donate food, money or help out as a volunteer.

Sign the petition
Marcus Rashford has set up a petition to put pressure on the government to do more to end child poverty. You can sign it here if you wish: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/554276

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Also, a reminder about the Winter Coat Drive!

Winter Coat Drive | Donating and receiving

Bounds Green Food Bank is holding a Winter Coat collection, with the aim of ensuring that nobody in our community goes cold this winter! The drive has received a huge response so far and donations continue to be welcomed through until the end of October. If you have any new or lightly used coats you can drop them to 26 Durnsford Road or 9 Edith Road.

Also, if you or anybody else you know in our community is in need of a winter coat, please visit the Food Bank at St Michael’s Hall during these times:
2 November 18:00 - 20:00
3 November 14:00 - 16:00
5 November 14:00 - 16:00

You don't need to book, just come along on the day.

If you have any questions please contact Catherine Folan at folan.catherine@gmail.com. Thank you.


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