The number of people without food security has risen dramatically in our community. We want to do whatever we can to help this growing problem, so we've come up with two goals:
One: to provide a steady flow of donations to our local food bank
Two: to encourage as many people as possible to donate by making it really easy
This is how Paramount Pantry was born.
Paramount Pantry is a food donation collection program that is run by passionate volunteers within our team, and it works in a couple of ways.
The first is that our office acts as a non-perishable food donation collection point year round.
The second is that we pair our office events with a donation collection element, like we did during our Elf End Lane holiday family workshop.
The third is especially useful for people who want to donate but can't make it to our office or their nearest collection point. This is the Paramount Pantry bag drop program.
With the bag drop program, we encourage anyone to get in contact who might be packing up to move, or who otherwise might have extra in-date non-perishables to donate. We will drop off a Paramount Pantry tote anywhere within NW6 and NW2 for you to fill with donations. We'll then make sure that all of your donations reach our local food bank for people who need them most.
If you have non-perishables to donate, drop by our office at 150 West End Lane in West Hamsptead, give us a call at 020 7372 0202 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Together we can make a difference in our community.
Last year Paramount Pantry held a week-long food drive that collected 339 kgs of food donations for Brent foodbank - that's 142 meals!
Together our team and many members of our community brought in bags of non-perishable food items. We were humbled that many people who couldn't donate items chose to make a donation instead so that food could be purchased on thir behalf for the food bank. Some people even got creative and had toiletries sent to us by amazon!
At the end of our food drive, we volunteered at Brent foodbank to help sort the donated items and learn from the tireless volunteers who work there. The message was clear - demand for food support is on the rise.
We have work to do!