LEADINGS DADS’ CHARITY LAUNCHES FOOD BANK FOR FATHERS
DadsHouse (1), the UK’s leading charity for single and lone fathers has set up a food bank in London to help families struggling to feed themselves.
The food bank is located in Kensington and Chelsea (2) and will open on Friday 2nd October, 2015, from 6-7.30pm. It will then run every Friday evening.
Billy McGranaghan (3), Founder of DadsHouse:
“The number of fathers coming to us for this kind of help is on the rise, so we felt we had to find a way to make sure dads and their children weren’t going without food.
With the different kinds of support we offer dads, we never thought in our wildest dreams we would need to start opening food banks, especially in a neighbourhood in London where you might not think such help is needed, but this clearly shows the extent of the problem families are facing on a day to day basis.
Food banks though are a temporary measure, and so I hope the government will work on long term solutions with us moving forward.”
DadsHouse is currently accepting donations for the food bank (4), including non perishable food items and toiletries.
For more information, please visit www.dadshouse.org.uk.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
(1)DadsHouse is the UK’s leading charity for single and lone fathers, and creates a network of support for dads through counselling, general advice, and activities.
(2)The food bank will be held inside the Kensington United Reformed Church, Allen Street, W8, Kensington High Street, London.
(3)Billy McGranaghan set up DadsHouse after being unable to find support as a lone father. He raised his son Sam on his own in London.
(4)Donation information and deliveries can be arranged through DadsHouse by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org