Food vouchers available for residents in 28 London boroughs
- 16 Oct
A landlord has made a deal in 28 London boroughs to issue food vouchers to residents "going hungry".
Peabody is working with 45 different food banks to issue vouchers to residents struggling to pay for food. The vouchers will also be issued alongside financial advice and support whilst paying for three days' worth of food in 28 London boroughs where the housing association operates, reports Inside Housing.
Peabody's director of resident service, Joe Joseph said: "With thousands of families struggling to put food on the table, we are doing our bit to help people in crisis. For many people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Emergency food can be a much needed lifeline, helping to prevent family breakdown, housing loss, crime, and mental health problems. We spent four months contacting all the food banks in the areas in which we operate and as a result, we're the first housing provider to be able to issue vouchers in every borough."
Other housing associations have been issuing food vouchers over the last 18 months after.
Peabody's staff are also encouraged to donate tinned food which will be distributed to food banks. The association forecasts around 170 vouchers will be issued to Londoners over the next 6 months.
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