Local Author Donates Debut Book Profits

10th November 2020

We have been humbled by the incredible fund-raising efforts on our behalf particularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

South London author, Ruth Thomas has just published her debut children’s book, “Miss Kelly and the Blasted Berry Battle” and has announced that all profits from sales of the book throughout November will be donated to the Greenwich, Croydon and Bromley Foodbanks.  The book is described as a “hilarious and heartwarming adventure series for children aged 7-11” and is available on Amazon as paperback (£6.99) and eBook (£3.99).

Ruth, an SEN teacher and new independent author based in the Lewisham borough told us “like many thousands of people across South London, I personally experienced food poverty for much of my childhood.  After my mother’s early death from cancer, my lovely dad struggled to raise my older brothers and I in perpetual poverty. He was made redundant, our home was repossessed and we spent many years in insecure housing.  I know only too well how easy it is to fall into food poverty and I want to do my bit to help others.”

Alan Robinson, CEO, Greenwich Foodbank said “we are very grateful for this generous offer by Ruth and wish the book every success.”

Lockdown 2.0

Greenwich Foodbanks continue to operate during the 2nd Lockdown.  If you would like to support us during this time, here some ways you can help:

  • Donate funds through our Just Giving Page
  • Donate food online via Bankuet donation page
  • Donate food in person to our warehouse at 180 Shooters Hill, London SE18 3HY.  Please contact us on [email protected] to arrange a drop off time.
  • Donate food during your shop at one of our collection points in local supermarkets across the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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