A foodbank in Tottenham is feeding over 1,000 people each week as the near shutdown of London brings huge hardship for many.
Among them is father of one Martin Herbert who drove a school bus until the lockdown began. His income was low but he has never had to use a food bank - until now.
Martin's story is repeated by more people in the queue at Tottenham Food Hub. "I'm here because I'm on a low and income and needed some extra help really," said Andre Cole.> Run by the Peace Alliance with the support of the Felix Project, the scheme has only been going for a year.> With breakfast clubs and free school meals gone they are now seeing record numbers of people coming through the door.
People using Tottenham Food Hub come from all races, age groups and backgrounds. This pandemic has affected everyone and in different, sometimes tragic ways.>On March 28th the chairman of Peace Alliance, Terry Mansfield, died after being diagnosed with Covid-19. His wife also has coronavirus.
Supporting the community is what Tottenham Food Hub does but there's not enough food to meet demand.
The queues just keep growing so they are depending on the generosity and kindness of supporters to remember the people who really have to struggle to survive.