WELCOME TO THE
Legendary Community Club is a Food Justice Group for young people and their families in Lewisham. We have 4 areas of focus which include:
Providing employment for young people aged 16-24 all paid at the London Living Wage and upskilling them in the kitchen.
Making culturally varied and nutritious balanced meals in term-time for young people in partnership with Youth First and catering for CYP in Lewisham and neighbouring boroughs in the holidays as part of nationwide Holiday Activities and Food scheme (HAF).
Foodbank for the families of the young people at Youth First and some residential addresses in Downham.
Campaigning at a local and a national level to address the root causes of food insecurity, rising food bank use, as well as systemic inequality and discrimination. Part of this campaign includes the approach and movement ‘Cash First’. We used our findings from our cash first pilot in 2021 to encourage change at a local and national level. Our research was submitted to APPG for ending the need for food banks and presented in Parliament with Centrepoint at the launch of their research Young, homeless and hungry.
MORE ABOUT US
No young person in our community should go hungry. The LLC team works to provide meals and food packages so that no young person goes without.
No family should have to rely on food aid in this country. The fact that they are is a political decision, one that we work to change.
POWER & STRENGTH IN COMMUNITIES
Communities are best placed to understand their own needs. We collaborate to push decision makers in the right direction.
Cash First: the lcc pilot
We are incredibly proud to announce the publication of the results of our Cash First trial!
Earlier this year, we designed a small-scale study to look at the economic and psychological impact of receiving cash instead of food packages. In total, seven families took part and the results of the study have just been published. This has been a groundbreaking piece of work for LCC and we are delighted to share the results of this important initiative.
It’s already making waves! Our fantastic LCC leadership team member and clinical psychologist, Dr Rachel Tribe, was instrumental on leading the trial and has written a piece in The Guardian about the results.
Join the LLC Team!
Our work is powered by amazing community members. Each hour someone volunteers is valued and makes a difference to what we are able to achieve.
LEGENDARY PACKERS. The bread-and-butter of our team. Community members who help pack up the packages or make tasty meals.
LEGENDARY DRIVERS. The traffic-battlers! Community members who deliver those tasty meals and food-packages to their destinations.
LEGENDARY LEADERS. Community members with a little bit more time (minimum 4 hours on one day) to contribute to help running the day’s activities on the ground.
LEGENDARY CO-ORDINATORS. Community members working in the background, organising, administrating, tweeting, and google sheet-ing.
LEGENDARY <YOU DECIDE!>. We are always open to new community members bringing what skills/ideas they want to the project.
Please get in touch if you would like to join the team but are experiencing financial, physical or mental health barriers.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
MAKE A DONATION
Every donation, small or big, goes a long way in supporting our activities. Visit our GoFundMe to see what your donation could help us with.
JOIN THE LEGENDARY TEAM
All our activities are run by Legendary Community members volunteering their time. See more in the Join Our Team section.
SPREAD THE WORD
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
To see our campaigns or get in contact, check out social media.
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