London: Grocery financial institution supply truck stuffed with provides for emergency kits stolen


Volunteers distribute groceries to 220 people weekly (Image: Brent Food Bank)

A London food bank has asked for donations after thieves stole their van and all groceries overnight.

Brent Food Bank said their vehicle was full of supplies to be delivered to local people living in food poverty.

They described the theft as a “massive blow” to his mission to make sure nobody goes hungry.

The board tweeted, “I am very sad to announce that our van was stolen just before midnight last night right outside our Neasden Center.

“I’m even sadder to say it was full of supplies that should have been given to people who needed emergency grocery packages in the coming weeks.

“This is a major blow to us, as you can imagine.”

Senior organizer Sophie said she and other volunteers were “dead gutted.”

She told, “Since we run the blackboard in a very small space, we use the van when it is not on the street to store our overflow. And all that food is gone now. ‘

Richard Humphrey, Senior Coordinator of His Church Charity, helps prepare pallets of food and relief items to be sent to charities and community support networks in on April 14, 2020 from their warehouse near Market Rasen, Northern England Distributed across the UK Church charities accept donations from supermarkets and producers, and in turn provide food aid to food banks, charities, religious organizations and local authorities to distribute.  His church has grown six-fold since the coronavirus pandemic began.  (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP) (Photo by OLI SCARFF / AFP via Getty Images)

Blackboard use has skyrocketed over the Covid-19 pandemic (Image: AFP)

Blackboard full of supplies stolen for people in need

The van was stolen Thursday night (Image: Brent Food Bank)

Supporters and social media users shared their shock over the crime.

Writer Russ Kane tweeted the appeal, saying, “There are no depths that thieves will not sink into. No humanity. ‘

Rachel Macklin said, “Devastated today for Sophie, Lucia and their team. Keep your eyes peeled for North London. ‘

Blackboard full of supplies stolen for people in need

The van contained emergency supplies (Image: Brent Food Bank)

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The Brent Food Bank is feeding around 220 people a week after usage tripled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year almost 16,500 people were provided with emergency food packages.

Volunteers appealed to anyone with information about the van theft to contact us.

Details on donating food can be found on his website.

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