At this time of great uncertainty and worry, we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are in good health. Since March, we have all experienced some tough challenges; as individuals, a community and as a country.

What has stood out the most is how much we are able to pull together in times of adversity. We’re stronger when we support, lift up and encourage each other, when we work as a community.

At the Renewal Programme, we’re working incredibly hard to ensure that even the most vulnerable members of our community are still looked after and have access to resources they may need.  

The urgent need for food parcels is unprecedented; our food bank, organised by our Refugee and Migrant Project, has grown to a bi-weekly hub providing emergency relief packs to those in Newham who desperately need it. It’s extremely important to us that those in a position of need, including elderly & homeless people and those on low-income, as well as those with no recourse to public funds who relied on us before, have access to essential items throughout this unprecedented time.

A donation of £10 could help us buy essential items for our food bank.
A donation of £15 could help us provide a single person in Newham with an emergency food relief pack.
A donation of £20 could provide a single parent and child with an emergency food relief pack.
A donation of £45 could provide a family of four with an emergency food relief pack.

COVID-19 has placed a strain on resources like never before; there are more people to help, but less money to do it with, by ourselves. This is why we are turning to you today.

Please will you be there for your fellow community members by making a donation today?

It isn’t just our food bank your donation will support; the rest of our work continues to:

  • our hostels remain open, providing supported housing – a safe place – for people who have nowhere else to go.
  • our carers, that we support through our Carers Health Empowerment project, are going to be under considerably more stress as they need to self-isolate yet continue to provide care for loved ones. We need to be there for them more than ever.
  • our teachers continue to provide lessons via distanced learning. Many students benefit from the group learning, but due to COVID-19, this simply isn’t possibly. Our teachers are working incredibly hard to help students learn English as a second language, mathematics and IT.

The Renewal Programme has been providing the above services for nearly 50 years. We do not intend to stop over the pandemic. You can help us continue our work, and make a difference today, by donating even the smallest of amount.

Our work is incredibly important to the borough of Newham and the community that makes it.

Please donate now, your gift will make an immediate difference to people in Newham.