The Renewal Programme, Bonny Downs, The Magpie Project, Alternatives and West Silvertown Foundation have set up four donation hubs in Forest Gate, East Ham, Manor Park and West Silvertown where local residents can donate urgently needed items. The charities will use these to make up relief packs and distribute them to vulnerable neighbours, including older people and young families.
The charities are asking that people able to go shopping purchase non-perishable foods including
tinned foods (such as meat, tuna, soup, rice pudding and fruit and vegetables)
jars of pasta sauce and jam,
dried foods (including pasta, biscuits and coffee),
large-size nappies, sanitary towels, soap
bleach, Milton tablets, washing-up liquid, washing powder and toothpaste.