Vineyard Community Urgent Covid-19 Appeal
Why we need your help
We urgently need more funds to enable us to sustain our operations here in Richmond Upon Thames and to develop our response to the coronavirus crisis.
Several companies have responded to the Covid-19 crisis by offering a matching program for all donations to charities made by their employees. Please enquire with your employer and make sure you don't miss this matching opportunity as it makes a difference for us!
To avoid contributing to the spread of the virus we have temporarily closed our Morning-Drop in sessions for homeless people, but we are continuing to provide individual help and support - particularly through our food bank services. We are offering a delivery-only service - taking food parcels to individuals and families in need across the borough.
Demand for our services is increasing dramatically as more people are finding themselves suddenly in need of support. Unfortunately we have been simultaneously hit by:
- A drop in our regular donations from the local food suppliers who have closed down,
- The loss of income from our charity shop and café
- Difficulties our supporters are having in purchasing their own food, let alone extra items for our Food Bank.
Although our building is essentially closed we will be open at specific times to receive donations of food, please telephone our single point of contact during the Covid -19 crisis:
Mob: 07516 935655
Foodbank services are still running in Richmond, Isleworth, Barnes, and Whitton.
Otherwise if you can provide any financial support at this critical moment it will be much appreciated!
The Vineyard Community Centre provides help at a morning drop-in to those in crisis: whether by homelessness, addictions or those experiencing mental or social difficulty. In an afternoon cafe, open to all, there is support to those who feel lonely, isolated or socially excluded. The Richmond Foodbank runs during the afternoon cafe on a Monday and Thursday.