In response to the pain and distress caused by the COVID-19 related social distancing and lockdown measure, Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kingsbury is responding.
We aim to help our NHS heroes on the front line against the fight against the virus, as well as others impacted by its effects.
In taking the fight against the hardship that the current lockdown is having, we have established a three-pronged response.
Donations Distribution to NHS heroes and Food Bank
The Mandir car park will be open daily from 10:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 18:00 for you to drop off food* and essentials. Instructions on the drop off process, which minimizes the risk of spreading the virus, are clearly marked when you arrive on site. Please take note of these when visiting.
*Imperishable pure vegetarian items, including cereal (and cereal bars), canned fruit and vegetables, baby food and nappies, snacks (crisps and biscuits), tea and coffee.
We have set up a crowd funding page where you can donate money, with which we will purchase much needed items (these may include hand sanitizer, PPE or other materials and equipment needed.) and deliver them to those with the most acute needs - We have an existing network of NHS trusts, hospices, homeless shelters and food banks that we work with, but are happy to hear from other organisations who may need our help.
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Deliveries to Those in Need
If you are an organization that has the need for food or other essential items, please get in touch to let us know how we can help you. We will aim to match our resources with your needs, and get help to you as quickly as possible.
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir’s COVID response team have been working tirelessly to get food and essentials to the front line, where they are needed most.
Since commencing operations on 31st of March 2020, we have seen excellent support from the community by way of food, essential items and monetary donations. We have been working directly with nurses, doctors teachers and others from within the Mandir community, to deliver support to:
• Guys Hospital
• St Thomas Hospital
• Northwick Park Hospital
• Whittington Hospital
• Desi Dhaba (Covid 19 Response Kitchen)
• MHA Riverview Lodge
• Knights Court Care Home
• Charlton Road Care Home
• College Road Care Home
• St Lukes Hospice
• Uxendon Manor School
• Local residents within the catchment area of the temple
• Key Worker households
Feedback from these organisations has been hugely positive, and we know our efforts are reaching directly where they are needed most. Through the generation donations from the community, we have been able to deliver, Cereal, Cereal Bars, Tinned Food, Pasta, Noodles, Hot meals (Curries, Naan Bread, Roti, Noodles, Pasta), Indian Savouries, Indian Snacks (Samosas, Dhokra), Tea, Coffee, Crisps, Biscuits, Fresh Fruit, Eggless homemade cakes, Nappies, Baby Food, Baby Wipes, PPE Products (Masks, Gloves), Hand Sanitizers, and Cleaning Products (disinfectant wipes, liquids and sprays).
In particular, a huge thanks to:
• Premier Foods
• SEO Premium
• Local Convenience Stores
…for their extraordinary donations.
And we are not done! We still need your help and support so that we can carry on delivering these essential services during the extended lockdown period. Please continue to donate generously; together, we will get through this crisis.