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Ilford’s Welcome Centre keeps homeless fed with help from regular donors and volunteers

PUBLISHED: 09:58 01 June 2020

The Welcome Centre has been delivering meals to homeless people in temporary accommodation. Picture: Sonia Lynch

The Welcome Centre has been delivering meals to homeless people in temporary accommodation. Picture: Sonia Lynch

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An Ilford community centre has been helping to feed homeless people in temporary accommodations thanks to donations from friendly neighbours and businesses.

Singh Sabha London East Gurdwara has been providing regular donations. Picture: Sonia LynchSingh Sabha London East Gurdwara has been providing regular donations. Picture: Sonia Lynch

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic the Welcome Centre has been preparing and delivering food to supported accommodation projects, hostels and B&B’s throughout the borough.

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The centre has received regular donations from Singh Sabha London East Gurdwara, Shir Guru Ravidass Mission London, One Third Soup Kitchen, Fairlop Lions, charity Fareshare and Lidl.

They’ve also received help from members of the public who wanted to do their part during the lockdown.

They have also received a large supply of Easter eggs from Lidl earlier this month. Picture: Sonia LynchThey have also received a large supply of Easter eggs from Lidl earlier this month. Picture: Sonia Lynch

Indu Bhatia, Pooja Chotai, Ghulam Dadabhoy and Pardeep Lal have helped by providing pizzas, assorted takeaway and cooking hundreds of meals.

Manager Sonia Lynch said they have been getting a lot of Indian food donations so alternative cuisines would be appreciated as well as a restaurant which would be interested in sponsoring them for a day of the week with takeaways.


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