The Lions Food Hub, which Kelly Webster and the Millwall Lionesses launched in association with Millwall Supporters’ Trust, is a wonderful food bank that provides help to those in need of support in the local area.
They have been running from and working alongside Rennie and Manor Tenants Hall for the past few months, but with changing COVID regulations, they had to relocate.
This move led the Lions Food Hub home, right next to The Den, and Millwall Community Trust (MCT). Sean Daly, CEO of Millwall Community Trust, invited Kelly to set up the food bank in the MCT car park after they had trouble finding a new location.
Sean Daly, CEO of the Trust, said: "We're excited to have the Lions Food Hub here at the heart of Millwall. Kelly, Ellen, and the whole team have been doing such an amazing job in the local community and have provided essentials to families during times of financial hardships. We look forward to supporting the Lions Food Hub as it grows and continues to be an amazing part of the community."
During the Lions Food Hub’s grand opening, Kelly said a few words to acknowledge and thank everyone involved with helping with the move.
She said: “It’s been a long, hard couple of weeks, really long. I want to thank Ellen and Kenny for the whole of the time that we’ve been down here working hard. It’s been mad. A lot of people have helped us along the way.
“I want to thank Sharon for the donation, the money and everything to get the container and I want to thank Sean for giving us this space to be able to be here, to be able to be part of the community. It absolutely means the world to us."
The Lions Food Hub has since settled in well, with many continuing to benefit from the support the Hub provides.
If you wish to donate to the Lions Food Hub, visit: bankuet.co.uk/lionsfoodhub.