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‘Cynical’ Tories face backlash over bogus links to food bank

Genuine community activists who have been tirelessly providing food to the vulnerable and needy in their neighbourhood for nearly five years have turned on a couple of Conservative Party election candidates for trying to piggy-back their hard work. “It’s a … Continue reading

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Community activists’ new conversation around kitchen table

The community activists behind one of the most successful projects in South Norwood have begun a new exercise, which they are calling The Kitchen Table Project – but this aims at being about a lot more than cooking meals for … Continue reading

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Aid group in South Norwood thriving despite ‘funding roulette’

Covid Mutual Aid groups have been working day-in, day-out throughout the pandemic emergency to support their communities with food, PPE and a variety of social care. South Norwood is one such operation that has seen a weekly community kitchen blossom … Continue reading

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Covid-19 Mutual Aid group put our ‘unsung heroes’ on the map

The borough’s mutual aid organisation that was set-up at the start of the coronavirus emergency, has now produced an updated map of food banks and soup kitchens which they hope will help “the unsung heroes of this crisis” – the … Continue reading

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‘Community energy has come through in these testing times’

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Once all this is over, we can rebuild using the power of communities that has been uncovered through volunteer mutual aid groups, says LAURA WHITTALL Covid-19 has laid bare the bones of our communities, who has and who … Continue reading

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Dinner winners look to move into Portland Road building

After 18 months of serving up thousands of delicious meals, using what would otherwise be unwanted and surplus food, the South Norwood Community Kitchen could soon be on the move. But rest assured, they won’t be going far… The community … Continue reading

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