The Food Chain

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Tailored packages of nutritional support for people living with HIV & AIDS in London. This may include home-delivered meals, groceries, dietetic advice, communal meals or specialized cookery classes. Delivered to men, women and children affected by HIV by a network of volunteers.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1003014)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£740

Donations

0

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • I don’t have enough words of praise for the Food Chain. It gave me a helping hand that pulled me out of misery.

    — Eduardo

Situation

Everybody who receives our services has been identified by a health or social care professional as at risk without nutritional intervention. Our service users are often face a range of complex issues alongside their HIV status, these include poverty, isolation, depression, dependency, uncertain asylum status, disability or mobility issues.

Solution

The Food Chain breaks this cycle by providing people with access to nutritious food in their most difficult days and giving them the tools to stay well long term. Good nutrition is vital for people living with HIV. Antiretroviral drugs can control HIV infection, but without a diet of good food, the immune system cannot effectively rebuild itself protect itself from infections, weight loss and muscle wasting.