We already have incurred additional costs in order to make some changes to our Foodbank services due to Covid-19, we expect there to considerably more as our Volunteers-isolate, to protect themselves, their families and the people who use our services. Getting food delivered to self isolated family becomes more difficult, we have come together and talk with our community, many are now willing to volunteer to support elderly people that are now self isolated. Presently there are few organisation that do home delivery for food parcel to the vulnerable people, we have been doing food parcel delivery before the start of the pandemic, But at the moment for the past 4 weeks we have received more than 500 calls and emails to our charity requesting us for food but will require referral from other organisation that work with us. We have social worker volunteering with us that are able to access the need of the vulnerable people in our community that come to access our service.
People: Social Impact
Number of Lives Impacted:
18-25, 26-40, 41-60, 60+
Urban, Suburban, Rural, Remote
Planet: Environmental Impact
Topic and Activity Grid
Food and Hunger
Research & Development
Project Outcome Indicators
— Under 6 Months
Increased affordability and availability of food
— Under 6 Months
Increased access and consumption of nutritious food
— Over 2 Years
Decreased family stress and life disruption due to food insecurity
— Over 2 Years
Reduced stigma and greater dignity
We are also delivering hygiene products and food to the elderly and will wish to continue delivering as these people find it hard to join the long queue at the shop or cannot access or use internet. Our street-by-street responses to those in need have established themselves very quickly to offer practical support and we work hand in hand to support each others. Our project through the uncertainty period will benefit many in the community, those that are over 50s that have self isolated, families that have self isolated are getting foods delivered to them through our food bank and our food bank do not only deal with foods. Most of our beneficiaries are: Elderly People over 50's and living in rural area of Belfast and Lisburn of which food will be delivered to them that have self isolated. Those that can show to us that their GP or Government letter advising them to self isolated due to their health issues by referral or self referral. BALCProject offers Groceries, deliveries, telephone befriending, counselling. We continue to open on a Monday to Friday - new times of 12 pm to 4pm. Referrals can be made oh phone or online, if necessary, email@example.com with the following details: Name, Address, Size of family and reason for referral which they have to be specific about. Many other people in the community that access our services have contacted us on how to help and those that needed help we have continue to help the best we could.
UPDATE #2 | 11 months ago
Refuse To Be Ordinary
How it is like to live on the streets? What does a homeless person do all day? How do they survive?
Belfast And Lisburn Community Project looks into the life of Laura’s true story and how she ended up on the street of Belfast. The largest group of homeless women is between the ages of 20 and 34, and family violence is most often the cause.
Homelessness is not a choice, but rather a journey that many find themselves in.
The video is a story from one of our friend on the streets when one of our outreach worker was walking around downtown in Belfast’s freezing cold weather. He was shocked not just to see a lot of homelessness, but that homeless people were literally sleeping on cardboard and then covering themselves with tarps.
Laura has slept outside homeless for over six months. She has been on a housing list for even longer.
Laura was in an abusive relationship for 2 years after she left the foster’s home. The last time the domestic violence was so bad Laura was hospitalised. Upon release, Laura went home, grabbed her dog, and has been homeless sleeping rough in Central Belfast ever since.
Sadly, although Laura is not at risk of further abuse from her partner, she is still sleeping rough. Rough sleepers face all kinds of danger every day, and it’s especially hard for young women sleeping rough.
Laura’s dog is her life. Laura says she would never be able to survive homelessness if it wasn’t for her dog. Sadly, the Belfast hostels do not allow pets.
While having a chat with Laura, a woman came up to her, scolding her for having a dog outside. The woman was obviously more concerned about the animal’s well-being than Laura being homeless. We love animals, but we don’t think we will ever understand how some people care more for pets than humans. And if you’re one of the people who care more for a dog than a homeless person, then let’s get both inside. Housing ends homelessness for both people and their pets.
Laura survives by food and soup and food bank runs in Belfast. She says some regulars come and bring her blankets and dog food. There’s lots of controversy over public feedings. Many homeless service providers are against homeless people getting food and sleeping bags, saying the charity enables them to be homeless, but the real truth is people need to survive. Since there are not enough shelter beds, housing, or support services, we cannot just leave people to die outside in the cold.
Laura was able to get a temporary accommodation of one bedroom by the help of this charity until she is able to get a permanent house from the Housing Executive. Laura is now working as a sales assistant at a local grocery store to support her new found home and her pet.
UPDATE #1 | 1 year ago
Walk INN Food Bank – UTV Live / ITV News 1st August 2021
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Goal 1: No Poverty
This goal focuses on the poor and vulnerable, and aims to: reduce the population living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions, build a policy environment that is supportive of the poor and vulnerable, ensure that the poor and vulnerable have equal rights to economic resources and basic services, land & property, and reduce their exposure to the risks of economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
This goal focuses on all areas of food access, nutrition, agricultural productivity, sustainable production and consumption systems, and fostering a resilient ecosystem to shocks and disasters by promoting the diversity of crops. In addition it promotes investment in rural infrastructure, makes a commitment to addressing trade issues, and to oversee a functioning food commodity market.
Goal 3: Good Health And Wellbeing
This goal covers all aspects of health and wellbeing from infant mortality to effective service provision to those suffering from substance addiction. There are special commitments to ensuring access to affordable healthcare, the development of disease treatment, cure and prevention, and to strengthen the capacity of all countries for early warning, risk reduction and management of global health risks.
Goal 4: Quality Education
This goal seeks parity in access to education. There is specific focus on areas of early years development, and throughout the educational landscape, from literacy and numeracy to technical and tertiary education. There is a specific mention of upgrading educational infrastructure to be fully inclusive in terms of gender, disability and culture, offering bursaries and scholarships to address imbalances, and also to ensure high quality training and supply of educators.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
This goal seeks to end all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. There is a specific focus on violence, trafficking and other types of exploitation, as well as a recognition of unpaid care work, provision of basic public services, and full reproductive and sexual rights. In the spirit of equality of access and opportunity, there is a workplace leadership and economic element, as well as the creation of an empowering policy environment for women and girls at all levels.
Goal 6: Clean Water And Sanitation
This goal champions universal and equitable access to water and sanitation for all people. There is an element around hygiene promotion, efficiency of use, championing the building and maintenance of appropriate infrastructure and technologies, and building strong international partnerships to ensure equality and sustainability of water and sanitation services worldwide.
Goal 7: Affordable And Clean Energy
This goal focuses on access to energy in a way that is modern, affordable, sustainable and reliable. There is also a commitment to promote and expand the share of energy production by renewable means, championing research and investment into energy efficiency and technologies, and ensuring that the infrastructure and technology has the capacity to support these aims, especially in developing countries.
Goal 8: Decent Work And Economic Growth
This goal covers all aspects of sustainable economic growth and providing full and productive, decent work for all people. The goal is progressive in its promotion of development-oriented policies around entrepreneurship and job creation, resource efficiency, and an end to forced labour and slavery. There’s also a special consideration to reducing the unbanked population, and promoting an integrated strategy around the future of work and the employment of young people.
Goal 9: Industry Innovation And Infrastructure
This goal supports the building of infrastructure and innovations to promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation. The focus is on equality of access to economic development within countries, regions and across borders. There is specific promotion of research and development of technologies both in country and cross-border, and in turn increase access to connectivity, information and communication through access to the internet.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
This goal seeks to reduce inequality within and among countries, in terms of economic, social, and political inclusion. There is a commitment to achieve and sustain the income growth of the bottom 40 percent of the population at a rate higher than a national average, reduce and eliminate discriminatory laws and practices, monitor international financial markets, encourage development assistance and financial flows, from nation states to individuals in the form of remittances.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities And Communities
This goal pertains to the urban environment in terms of safety, sustainability, respect for heritage, environmental considerations, and the connectivity between urban, peri-urban and rural settlements and areas. Specifically, ensuring that cities are safe, inclusive and of net benefit to its inhabitants, the wider population, and the planet as a whole.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption And Production
This goal promotes the move towards sustainability of consumption and production on a national and global scale, and covers everything from transparency and clarity on consumer choice, to the sustainable management of waste from industrial production. This Goal specifically looks at influencing businesses (through recommendation and policy) to incorporate sustainability into their procurement, staffing, and reporting, such that sustainability is embedded in the consumption and production cycle.
Goal 13: Climate Action
This goal covers all aspects of addressing and combating climate change. From strengthening resilience of populations at risk of natural disasters and climate based hazards, to education at a human and institutional level on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our oceans, seas and marine resources. With an emphasis on reducing marine pollution, increasing the resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems, research on and minimisation of marine acidification, and sustainably managing water-reliant economies to ensure biodiversity while also ensuring fair work and income for those dependent on the oceans.
Goal 15: Life On Land
This goal encompasses all elements of the protection, restoration and sustainable use of our terrestrial ecosystems. This includes a commitment to protecting forests, creating a coherent plan against soil degradation, desertification, and the destruction of habitats of flora and fauna, all of which are critical to biodiversity and sustainable development. This is to be encouraged at a policy level, with a commitment to mobilise resources (financial and non-financial) to enable this conservation.
Goal 16: Peace, Justice And Strong Institutions
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Goal 17: Partnerships For The Goals
This goal promotes working together, which will strengthen the means of implementation from a local to a global level to achieve sustainable development. Specifically the partnerships are divided into financial, technological, capacity-building, trade, policy and institutional coherence, including multiple stakeholders, and monitoring and accountability. By partnering on any or all of these bases will assist in the reliable achievement of the other 16 Goals.
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Your project is addressing the following pillars:
An end to poverty and hunger in all their forms and dimensions. A world where all human beings can fulfil their potential in dignity and equality, and in a healthy environment.
Protecting the planet from degradation, creating cycles of sustainable consumption and production, management of natural resources and taking action on climate change. This is all to ensure the planet can support the needs of present and future generations.
Fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies that are free from fear and violence. This is a necessary state for sustainable development.
Ensuring that all human beings can enjoy prosperous and fulfilling lives, and that technological, social and economic progress occurs in harmony with nature.
To mobilise the means required to achieve the other four impact themes, through including the participation of all countries, stakeholders and people.