Sufra – NW London
Sufra NW London is a Community Food Bank & Kitchen, based in the London Borough of Brent, which aims to support disadvantaged families suffering food poverty in the local area.
More than 29,000 children in North West London are living in severe poverty and may go to bed hungry. Families across the borough are struggling to survive with rising prices, benefit caps and high unemployment. Even those families who may have been comfortable can be caught off-guard when a mother or father is suddenly made redundant.
Sufra NW London provides a life-line for families who simply don’t have enough food to eat. Although we live in a welfare state, there are so many things that can go wrong leaving no money for food. In those moments of crisis we are here to help. We don’t encourage dependency – we provide a maximum of 4 weeks’ support in a year, but alongside our other services, we try to get people back on their feet.
We are a new charity, and we’re still developing our services. Apart from a food bank, we run a food academy and advice surgeries and we we plan to launch many new services in the coming year. Our vision is to develop a community hub, which provides a front-line support service, and is the first point of call for local people in crisis.