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We donated £2,500 to help Sufra NW London continue their work with local people in crisis

Sufra NW London is a local charity working in Brent which aims to confront food poverty.  As well as offering emergency support to families in crisis, the charity aims to target the underlying causes of disadvantage by offering advice, education and training.

Community Food Hub

Sufra’s community food hub provides a wide range of services and support to one Brent’s most deprived neighbourhoods. As well as high levels of poverty; health inequalities, poor educational attainment and anti-social behaviour are real problems which the charity seeks to address through its educational courses and advice service.

  • The food bank supports families in crisis with emergency food packages while the community kitchen serves hot meals in a warm, welcoming environment to those without access to cooking facilities, homeless, elderly and other socially isolated people.
  • The hub’s food academy offers children the chance to learn about cooking and healthy eating, while the business academy offers intensive employability training, work experience and mentoring in the catering and hospitality industry.
  • A subsidised vegetable box scheme allows low-income families to access an affordable and healthy diet while the food growing project offers people therapeutic engagement and the chance to learn new skills.
  • The charity’s welfare surgeries offer advice and one to one support with housing, debt management and benefit applications.

In 2016, we donated £2,500 to help Sufra NW London continue their work with local people in crisis

“We are truly grateful to the Masonic Charitable Foundation for their generous donation of £2,500 to support the charity. Every year, the food bank provides emergency food aid to nearly 4,000 people each year, which would not be possible without the Foundation’s support.

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