Croydon Foodbank

Homelessness and hunger in boomtown Croydon

Posted on October 12th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. No Comments

Croydon Foodbank’s founder, Fatima Koroma, talks to Liz Sheppard-Jones about changing times and new challenges

Croydon, as you may have heard, is now the area of the United Kingdom with the fastest growing economy. The place is newly fashionable, celebrated for its street art and culture, a tech hub of growing repute, and a shrine to foodie-dom which is imminently home to London’s second Boxpark, … Read More »

What the Opportunity and Fairness Commission’s interim report is for, by its chair

Posted on November 10th, by Jonathan Clark in Politics & Society. 4 comments

If it’s to succeed, your Fairness Commission needs YOU, says Bishop Jonathan Clark

Launched in January 2015, the Croydon Opportunity and Fairness Commission is working with the people of Croydon to release the potential of the borough. The commission is led by a group of volunteers with a wide variety of experiences and expertise. Our task is to understand the challenges facing Croydon – the causes and … Read More »

Croydon’s shoppers donate more than £4k to foodbanks

Posted on December 11th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

During the hustle and bustle of the busy Christmas shopping period, the people of Croydon have helped to show their festive spirit by donating £4,257.12 of canned and dried food to help those less fortunate this winter.

Release begins: 2.5 tonnes of canned, dried and long-life food have been donated at the 18 Tesco stores across Croydon as part of the Tesco Neighbourhood Food Collection, including a 30% ‘top up’ … Read More »

The battle against hunger

Posted on February 7th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 2 comments

As foodbanks make headline news, Liz Sheppard-Jones meets Fatima Koroma, founder and director of Croydon Foodbank

Fatima Koroma is the highly-engaged and eloquent founder and director of the Croydon Foodbank.  Following her return to the UK in the mid-noughties after three years abroad, she volunteered for Croydon Healthwatch after finding job-hunting difficult as the recession deepened. In trying personal circumstances following a relationship break-up, her role gave … Read More »