Kal Karim

Kal Karim

Cambridge COVID-19 Foodbank Appeal 2

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Cambridge COVID-19 Foodbank Appeal[/b][/p][p][b]Emergency Foodbank Appeal:[/b] Due to the continuing pandemic, food charities are experiencing an “unprecedented challenge and an uncertain future” as some foodbanks say they are already low on supplies. There has been a significant drop in donations to some foodbanks, while some are also struggling to buy supplies from shops and supermarkets. Foodbanks have seen a significant increase in demand (*an 89% increase in need) and many are now more dependent on our Foodbanks due to reduced or loss of income, unemployment, if they or a family member falls sick or have to self-isolate. [/p][p]At the same time as increased demand, staff and volunteers may be unavailable; due to measures put in place to slow the spread of infection will put additional pressure on foodbanks already dealing with a record level of need for emergency food.[/p][p]*Summary findings on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on food banks:[/p][p][url=https://www.trusselltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/APRIL-Data-briefing_external.pdf]https://www.trusselltrust.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/06/APRIL-Data-briefing_external.pdf[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Our Goal:[/b] As uncertainty continues with a second wave and a 4 week lockdown, our focus is to raise money now as winter approaches to give essential funds to the Cambridge City Foodbank that will provide emergency food and gas/electricity top ups for those who cannot afford to eat or heat their homes.[/p][p][b]Why donate to Cambridge City Foodbank?[/b][/p][p]• Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives.[/p][p]• Foodbanks need our help and they cannot do this without your support.[/p][p]• They are here to help people in crisis now and in the future.[/p][p]• Foodbanks need funds to keep going. They appreciate whatever you can give, big or small.[/p][p]• Foodbanks need funds to purchase certain items that are less popular for donation.[/p][p]• Every donation goes to the charity directly.[/p][p][b]The Team[/b][/p][p]Three local residents have launched an online appeal to raise funds for the Cambridge City Foodbank following the COVID-19 outbreak. Cambridge residents Dr Kal Karim (an academic), Shahida Rahman (published author and a Trustee of Cambridge Central Mosque) and Ibrahim Rahman (a social media professional) set up this fundraising campaign in March 2020. £15,828.25 was raised and has already been spent by the Foodbank but as the second wave is here and with a very uncertain future for many we hope to reach £25,000.[/p][p]We hope the donations from our fellow residents will continue so we can support our foodbanks. Wellness and wellbeing is at the heart of this appeal, and I hope we will be able to alleviate some of the serious hardships that the community face now and in the coming months. It has been an incredible effort from all involved so far and great to see so many people donating and raising awareness of this appeal through various social media channels. Keep up the good work and keep donating! [/p][p][b]A message from Cambridge City Foodbank[/b][/p][p] “We are determined to keep the foodbank running and expect a big increase in need as people face lay-offs and reduced hours. As we are now making plans how to cope, and even expand the foodbank, we have been amazed by the explosion of support coming from the public. We have received so many messages and offers of support and it shows that, even in this difficult period, there are those who want to give their time and resources to help. An example is this extraordinary fundraiser which has clearly caught the mood. I salute those who put the fundraiser together and all those that have given to it. This is true community spirit.” (Jon Edney, Former Director)[/p][p][b]Update[/b][/p][p]We have raised £15.828.58 by August 2020 but we now need a second push as winter approaches. This amount has already been spent fighting the first wave but we need more funds to give to our Foodbank that is desperately needed[/p][p]A early video on the appeal can be found at: [url=https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nj9IBB-MhA]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nj9IBB-MhA[/url][/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

16 Mar 2020

Supporters


Dec 18, 2020

Anonymous

£9.97


Nov 29, 2020

Anonymous

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Oct 24, 2020

Anonymous


Sep 19, 2020

Anonymous


Jul 9, 2020

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jul 6, 2020

Anonymous

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jul 5, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jul 5, 2020

Elizabeth

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


Jun 27, 2020

Anonymous


Jun 23, 2020

Ruth

Thankyou so much for coordinating this essential work to help us donate.

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid

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