This year, ICSM RAG is proud to support
Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank
Hammersmith and Fulham Food Bank works to prevent and relieve poverty in and around the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
In particular but not exclusively by:
The provision of emergency food parcels to individuals in need and/or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty
Providing practical advice and support to individuals, either directly or by referral to approved partner agencies
As well as offering emergency food parcels, they also run children's holiday clubs, a cookery and meal planning course (called Eat Well Spend Less), drop in sessions for the community based at the hub in W12, and provide professional advice via two Citizen's Advice workers, based in the Foodbank Centres.
Schistomiasis Control Initiative are a non-profit initiative supporting governments in sub-Saharan African countries to develop sustainable programmes against parasitic worm infections such as schistosomiasis and intestinal worms. Since their foundation in 2002, SCI have supported the delivery of over 200 million treatments against these diseases. The supported programs are highly effective; parasitic worm infections can be reduced by up to 60% after just one round of treatment.
SCI work in some of the most marginalised communities in the world ridding children of young ages of these diseases which can kill them or ruin their lives. By not being affected by this they can have a longer life expectancy, go to school and properly develop into a productive adult and so better their own lives and the lives of those around them. In this way the work of the charity is multifactorial and probably why they have such a huge impact