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What our Staff have achieved during COVID-19

Zoom Sessions
Bubble Groups
Our staff have taken groups out for meals
These have included a range of activities such as Quizzes, Cooking, Pottery Making, Planting, Local Author Readings, Heads Up and 'Chat and Coffee' Sessions
Meeting three times a week 

"Cor, that was delicious, I could have eaten the plate!"

Client testimony after receiving a Hot Meal during our COVID-19 Repsonse

COVID -19 Response Project

Our Staff and Volunteers have prepared and delivered over 6000 hot meals across the borough as part of our COVID-19 Response Project​

  • 6000th Hot Meal delivered on 30th August 2020

  • 5000th Hot Meal delivered on 26th July 2020

  • 4000th Hot Meal delivered on 5th July 2020

  • 3000th Hot Meal delivered on 14th June 2020

  • 2000th Hot meal delivered on 24th May 2020

  • 1000th Hot Meal delivered on 3rd May 2020

  • Picking up shopping

  • Picking up medication

  • A friendly phone call

  • Cook and deliver a hot meal

  • Quiz and chat on Zoom

If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us on

0207 987  0257


Please remember to check on your neighbours, they may need you!

Be Civilised...Margaret Mead

Years ago, anthropologist Margaret Mead was asked by a student what she considered to be the first sign of civilisation in a culture. The student expected Mead to talk about fishhooks or clay pots or grinding stones.

But no. Mead said the first sign of civilisation in an ancient culture was a femur (thighbone) that had been broken and then healed. Mead explained that in the animal kingdom, if you break your leg, you die. You cannot run from danger, get to the river for a drink or hunt for food. You are meat for prowling beasts. No animal survives a broken leg long enough for the bone to heal.

A broken femur that has healed is evidence that someone has taken time to stay with the one who fell, has bound up the wound, has carried the person to safety and has tended the person through recovery. Helping someone else through difficulty is where civilisation starts, Mead said. We are at our best when we serve others. Be civilised.

-Ira Byock

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Care for the Community in Poplar & Isle of Dogs for over 50 years. 

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