Tooting Food Bus charity finds secure home after being vandalised in June

  Posted: 10.09.21 at 10:59 by Tommy Joyce

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A local charity has found a safe location to keep its Food Bus after it was vandalised in late June.

The Food Bus has been on the lookout for a secure and permanent location after it was briefly made unusable after black spray paint had covered all four sides of the vehicle, as we previously reported.

The bus, owned by charity Be Enriched , was able to get cleaned up shortly afterwards thanks to the help from Wandsworth Council, though it did miss a period off the roads due to the vandalism.

Now it has been announced that Hadley Property Group will be providing the bus with a secure location to park when not in use - all for free.

Hadley Property Group is a real estate developer based in London.

The charity's CEO and founder, Kemi Akinola, was unsurprisingly delighted with the development.

The Food Bus after it was vandalised in late June

She said: "I'd like to say a big thanks to Hadley Property Group for supporting our team's efforts. And to everyone in the community who came through for us. The Food Bus is here to enable everyone to have access to good healthy food."

The Food Bus is a unique repurposed double-decker that brings food to those who struggle to afford healthy items, whilst providing an opportunity to mix and meet others.

Its regular scheduled route takes it through Stockwell, Kennington, Roehampton and Tooting, where it will allow individuals who struggle to access healthy food the opportunity to buy surplus produce donated by local suppliers.

The bus has even been specially converted with solar panels, to make it as sustainable as possible.

More information on the locations the bus stops at can be found at the Be Enriched website.

Kemi Akinola, the founder of Be Enriched (Credit: Be Enriched)

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