The McCarthy-Dixon family started a food bank when the COVID-19 pandemic hit Northampton to help alleviate hunger and provide essential supplies. This quickly developed into a multi-faceted charity for the whole community. The McCarthy-Dixon Foundation aims to improve the standard of living and wellbeing for all local residents and we need your help and support to do that.
We offer a number of different services and each of them can only survive if we continue to receive regular donations and support. We urge to only give what you can, be it a one off donation or a monthly payment we'd be delighted to receive your help.
Since the outbreak, many people in Northampton were deprived of spending time with others; this weekly club was created to bring the community out of isolation and to start to socialise again. The event runs every Monday and 60+ guest come and enjoy live music, dancing, a bite to eat, arts & crafts, card games, board games and more in a friendly and welcoming environment, why not come along for a visit yourself?
Aimed towards those in our community who are most isolated, we've created a doorstep buddies service where one of our friendly volunteers drops by to visit residents for a quick chat and to make sure they are coping ok.
Dedicated to supporting a selection of the most vulnerable members of our local society, the Food Bank distributes much needed food packages and breakfast boxes via the school network along with a range of community, council and NHS groups that we also support (such as The Northamptonshire Community Mental Health Team, Victims of Domestic Violence etc.).
We offer a range of classes to help those on a low budget to make tasty, nutritious meals using the ingredients they can afford. From menu planning to cooking on a budget these courses help local residents to feel confident in their own kitchen.
As a charity for the whole community, there are various other services we provide. For further information please visit our website on https://mccarthydixon.org.uk
We need your help so we can continue to offer and even expand our service!