Kambala Cares for Battersea

Donna Barham, Chair of Kambala Estate Residents Association, sent this update to us earlier this week, and we thought we’d share it. Their team is using our kitchen, three times a week, to cook 150 meals, and organise 50+ food parcels, for local residents. It’s a terrific project by a fantastic team, providing meals and a bit of kindness to local people in Battersea. Keep up the very good work. 

The Mayor of Wandsworth, Councillor Jane Cooper, met with the Kambala Estate Residents Association at the Katherine Low Settlement in Battersea, London, today (Sunday 07 June). Maintaining social distancing, the Mayor greeted the Kambala team and congratulated them on their efforts to provide meals, food packages and essential items to vulnerable residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Kambala Cares COVID-19 Outreach Project is the latest development from the association, which provides meals three times a week for vulnerable and elderly residents of the Kambala Estate and local area. Since lockdown began, they have delivered over 500 food packages with the help of local volunteers. All meals are cooked and distributed safely from the kitchen at the Katherine Low Settlement.

The team were joined by Xavier Wiggins, co-founder of Dons Local Action Group in association with AFC Wimbledon. The group is supporting the Kambala Estate Residents Association with food donations collected by volunteers at local supermarkets and distribution hubs.

Donna Barham, Chair of the Kambala Estate Residents Association, says: “We were delighted to welcome the Mayor to Kambala and to show her all we have achieved. I am so proud of how the community has come together to support each other in this turbulent time and we are working hard to deliver bespoke packages to meet every resident’s needs. A huge thank you to the Mayor, Dons Local Action Group and all our volunteers for their ongoing support.”


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