Supporting low income families and the homeless in Newham

Posted 16/11/2022

As part of its community engagement for its three forthcoming developments in the London Borough of Newham, Higgins Partnerships is proud to be supporting Food4All.

The charity which started in 2015 from its Gurdwara in East London, supports those less fortunate and provides homeless and low income families with a place to receive a hot meal, a shower and advocacy advice and support.

Amy Ross, Head of Social Value at Higgins Partnerships comments, “Around each of our developments we are passionate about working with local charities and social enterprises to support the local community.

“We are pleased to be able to donate £10,000 to Food4All to enable them to reach the total needed to purchase a new van, which will be used to deliver food to those that are sometimes forgotten but need the support in Newham, East London and parts of Essex. 

“Food4All is a fantastic organisation, run by volunteers, that have worked tirelessly over the past seven years to provide food to those that need it the most.”

Anju Harmit Ahluwalia BEM said, “Food4All started a campaign last year to raise money for a new van as the van we used was no longer in working order. With the help of the amazing people that supported Food4All we raised £10,000 towards our van that we needed.

“We knew that we needed another £10,000 towards the purchase of the van and with the help of Higgins Partnerships who I had the privilege to speak to about Food4All and all the work we do in Newham and across East London and parts of Essex, decided to give Food4All £10,000 towards our van.

“We are very grateful as we can now do a lot more work and support more people.”

Higgins is working in partnership with the London Borough of Newham to create 223 affordable ‘Passivhaus’ homes across three new developments.

The developments at Greenhill Centre, John Street and Hathaway Crescent have been designed with high levels of sustainability and energy efficiency and will meet ‘Passivhaus’ standards to ensure increased thermal comfort, improved indoor air quality and low energy bills for residents.