Trick or Eat for Hackney Foodbank

Trick or Eat is coming to Hackney for a second year running, with residents urged to collect vital supplies for Hackney Foodbank this Halloween.

Run by membership club and discount card The Local Buyers Club, the scheme is inviting volunteers in each street to put collection boxes outside their homes on Saturday October 31st and to invite friends and neighbours to donate non-perishable food.

Last year the scheme launched in Stoke Newington, collected more than 1,200 meals for people in poverty. This year it’s hoped that residents throughout the borough will take part.

(Trick or Treat 2019 collected more than 1,200 meals)

Organiser Jenna Fansa, of the Local Buyers Club, said: “The need is greater than ever – demand for Hackney Foodbank has more than doubled this year with the arrival of Coronavirus and the stress of simply getting enough to eat is intolerable for thousands of residents.