Where you can donate to help hundreds of people left homeless by devastating fire
Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank is among local organisations coming to the aid of people who have been affected by the devastating blaze in Grenfell Tower in North Kensington.
The foodbank says it has already donated all the bedding and clothing it had to St Clements Church in Notting Dale, which is looking after those affected and is now preparing its response to food shortages.
The foodbank says its Hub@75 Bloemfontein Road in White City is open until 1.30pm today, 14 June for local people to gather and bring donations.
Food which can be donated includes:
There is also a need for toiletries such as toothbrushes, toothpaste and shampoo.
The foodbank has collection points across the borough, including Hammersmith Town Hall, libraries, supermarkets and Fulham Broadway Shopping Centre.
The charity has three centres, each in a different part of borough
White City Distribution Centre, The Hub @ 75 is at 75 Bloemfontein Road, White City W12 7DA. It is open every week on Mondays, 12.30pm - 3pm; Wednesdays, 10am - 12pm and Saturdays, 10am - 12.pm.
Fulham Distribution Centre, Christ Church Fulham, 67 Studdridge Street, Fulham, SW6 3TD. It is open every week on Tuesday from 10.30am to 1pm and Friday from 2pm to 4.30pm.
Shepherd's Bush Distribution Centre, St Simons,
Rockley Road, Shepherds Bush, W14 0DA. It is open every week on Thursday from 1pm to 3pm.
Donations of food, clothes, nappies, toys and other essentials can also be made direct to three centres:
St Clements Church, 95 Sirdar Road, W11
Rugby Portobello Trust, 221 Walmer Road, W11
Tabernacle Christian Centre, Jubilee House, 210 Latimer Road, W11
An emergency rest centre has also been opened for evacuees at the Harrow Club on Freston Road, W11.
Stores within nearby Westfield shopping centre are also rallying round, with Waitrose and Marks and Spencer already providing food for the emergency services and other stores being urged on Twitter to join in with donations.
Sikh Gurudwaras have also started collecting and distributing spare clothes, toys, toiletries for evacuees, including the Central Gurudwara at 62 Queensdale Road, W11.
June 14, 2017