Goose Green Mutual Aid: Solidarity Fund and Food Bank Collections
Goose Green Mutual Aid is up and running with over 250 volunteers. So far, we've been able to fulfil more than 50 requests from residents of Goose Green ward needing help with grocery-shopping, prescription-collecting or other errands.
Our website for anyone wanting to request assistance or volunteer their time is www.goosegreenmutualaid.co.uk - here, you can also sign up to our weekly newsletter and find links to local and national organisations' COVID-19 information pages.
And we're proud to have also set up two additional services for residents of Goose Green ward:
Firstly, we have a Solidarity Fund, which is open to residents of Goose Green ward who are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19. People can apply for funding to help with essentials such as grocery shopping; the payment of electricity, heating and internet bills; prescription costs. The fund is non-judgmental, and requests will be answered on the basis of first-come, first-served, except in exceptional circumstances. To make a request for funds or to make a donation to the Solidarity Fund, please go to www.opencollective.com/goose-green-solidarity-fund
And we are now collecting for Pecan foodbank to make it easier for East Dulwich residents to donate without having to make the trip to Peckham. Drop-offs for donations to the foodbank are held at Oru Space on Lordship Lane (next to Organic Village) every Monday from 12-3pm. Pecan want non-perishable foods (tins and dried goods) and toiletries, and are currently particularly keen to receive UHT milk, long-life juice and tins of rice pudding.
Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time or donated food or money so far. We are incredibly grateful.