It's back!! Following the huge success of my fundraising project during the first lockdown, I am now offering doorstep photo portraits for a donation to Andover foodbank. Together, we raised over a whopping £2,000 in Spring 2020, so I'd love to try and smash that, although any amount we can raise would be awesome.
Back in May 2020, the foodbank reported,
"The Andover foodbank has been overwhelmed by people’s generosity during the COVID crisis. Over the past couple of months we have received incredible food and cash donations which have enabled us to continue to support those in need in our local community with food boxes, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
Demand rose dramatically as we all went into lockdown. The Andover foodbank saw an increase of more than four-fold for family food boxes in the first couple of weeks. This has decreased but we are still running over three times the usual level of need. Schools have been some of our biggest referral agencies during this time, supporting parents to feed and look after their children. We are all living with uncertainty and concern but worrying about how to feed your family increases that enormously. I wish I could show you the relief on people’s faces when they receive one of the food boxes; it is tangible. Thank you to everyone who has supported us during this difficult time.”
Foodbanks across the country have been under pressure throughout the pandemic, and Andover’s is no different. It saw a 30 per cent rise in demand, and supplied food to over 2000 children. The charity expects that the demand will continue throughout 2021.
To book your doorstep photoshoot, please donate online via my Give As You Live page and then contact me to arrange a time.