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How can I help others during coronavirus / COVID-19? Show more Show less

The coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic will impact people in deeply asymmetric ways. While many people have access to healthcare, robust immune systems and the ability to pay for, transport and store stockpiles of groceries, many others are not as lucky. How can those better able to cope help those more vulnerable?

Donate food or money to a foodbank Show more Show less

The pressure on jobs and the economy will put many people below the bread line. You can donate food or money to foodbanks to help the vulnerable.
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Donating food and money in the UK

There are over 2,000 foodbanks in the UK, most operated by the Trussell Trust. Here is how to donate.
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If you are looking for a quick and easy way to help during the pandemic, donating food or money is an excellent way to do it. A huge number of organisations are working tirelessly to ensure those affected by coronavirus and the corresponding self-isolation measures are looked after, whether they be those infected and their families, those who are vulnerable to infection, those who may be unable to go to grocery stores or pharmacies, or health workers. In the UK, the following organisations are great options for food and money donation: - The Trussell Trust - runs roughly 60% of the UK's foodbanks. Their website also has additional information on donating food and money.[1] - FareShare - A London group redistributes unwanted food to those in need.[2] - Cumbria: The Foodbank[3]

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  1. https://www.trusselltrust.org/
  2. https://fareshare.org.uk/
  3. https://www.thefoodbank.org.uk/

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