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 Wednesdays from 11am – 2pm. 

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 from inside the venue within a designated area.

We are looking for the following donations: 

Non-perishable foods – long-life non-dairy milk (oat, soya, rice), pasta, rice, oats, tinned soup, foods, beans and other pulses, lentils, cereal

Pet food – food pouches for both dogs, cats and smaller household pets, dried biscuits/food, tins of pet food

Pet accessories such as warm beds and blankets

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 

Please contact Holly at holly.thompson@thealbany.org.uk if you have any questions, want to find out more or if you’d like to receive a package.

Unfortunately the team won’t be able to distribute curries that were kindly donated from Amrit Maan FRSA of Punjab Restaurant but would like to thank Amrit Maan FRSA for his services and contributions to the food distribution hub.

Donate here to support The Punjab’s restaurant’s Go Fund Me to provide cooked meals to individuals, organisations and foodbanks across London.