Slung Low, the community support hub for Beeston & Holbeck have put out an appeal today (18 June 2020) for food and funds to maintain their vital role in keeping people in Holbeck and Beeston from going hungry.
They have been delivering food parcels and more to individuals and families referred to them via the Leeds City Council helpline (0113 378 1877). The full cost of each family box is £36.72, but Slung Low have received generous support from The Real Junk Food Project and other companies such as Beeston Co-op, as well as a grant from the Council.
Since the crisis started Slung Low have delivered 1,300 parcels as well as 1,500 hot meals. On social media they commented:
“Contrary to popular belief, our referrals are not decreasing. To date we have spent £9,500 of the Council’s money. This will run out at the end of this week!”
They are specifically asking for donations of the following items:
- Dry or tinned goods
- Sanitary products
- Toilet roll
These can be dropped off at The Holbeck WMC, Jenkinson Lawn, LS11 9QX at any time.
Commenting on the appeal, Alan Lane, Slung Low’s artistic director said:
“I’ve resisted a campaign like this because it wasn’t anyone else who promised, it was us. Pay the price of your promises. But the realisation that we’re in this until at least the end of the year has hit and we need the help of friends and allies. Regroup, reorganise, go again.”