I started these portrait sessions as a way of helping families who are struggling financially as a result the Coronavirus outbreak.
North Enfield Food Bank (The Trussell Trust) has seen a massive increase in the demand for food, since the beginning of the pandemic. In March, the trust was providing 5 tons of food to families in need. In May alone, the trust provided 25 tons of food!
My project was set up to as an initiative to capture families in my local community, coping with limited contact with the outside world as a result of the 'Lockdown'. It was also an opportunity to get to know more of the people within my community on a first name basis. Over a period of three weeks, I visited 28 families, incorporating a bike ride as part of my daily exercise allowance, to take pictures of families on their doorstep; a significant symbol of the unprecedented global pandemic that forced us to be confined to our homes for weeks.
Each family made a donation to my Just Giving page to help provide food parcels for families struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic and in return they received a snapshot of this unique period in history. I am delighted to announce that I smashed my initial target of £500, raising a grand total of £790.
The project is now closed and so is fundraising, but were open for business and still taking a few booking for doorstep portraits. So feel free to get in touch.
There are still many families in need of support from The Trussell Trust and there are many things that you can do to if you would like to help out, be it food donations, packing or delivering food. If you would like to help please contact:
Kerrie Coe on 07826 542 119 or email firstname.lastname@example.org