As part of the Albany’s ongoing response to support our community in response to the pandemic, we are proud to announce that next week we will become a food distribution hub – a project spearheaded by local creative and marketing professional, Holly Adomah Thompson. 

Thompson and her team of volunteers (who have named themselves Holly’s Angels) will be operating the food distribution hub at the Albany, which will be open to collect donations on Monday 22nd, Friday 26th, Monday 29th, Friday 31st of March, Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th of April from 11am – 2pm. Thompson will also be supported by Amrit Maan FRSA of Punjab Restaurant, who has kindly donated 300 frozen curries for collection from the Albany. 

We will have a socially-distanced system in place in order to accept your donations safely. We ask that when dropping off items, that you please wear a face mask when making donations and observe the social distancing procedures in place. Donations will be collected by the team outside the venue within the designated area. 

As well as dry, essential foods, we are looking for the following donations: 

Toys for children – colouring books, small toys, soft toys, board games 

Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes, children’s toiletries 

Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid 

Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons 

Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food 

Face masks and hand sanitiser 

Easter themed gifts – Easter eggs, toys. 

Please contact Holly at if you have any questions, want to find out more or if you’d like to receive a package.

Photography: Stefan Hanegraaf