On 26 February 2019, Cardinal Vincent Nichols visited Borehamwood to launch his Lenten Appeal which this year focuses on the problem of food poverty and food insecurity. At the same time, he announced the launch of a new food relief initiative across the Diocese of Westminster.

The Cardinal chose our parishes to launch his appeal this year partly because of the Borehamwood Foodbank which has done a considerable amount to combat food poverty in the area. The announcements were made in St Teresa’s Parish Centre and the event was attended by various members of the community including trustees and volunteers of the Foodbank, representatives from local Christian churches and synagogues, Vinctor Eni (mayor of elstree and Borehamwood) and staff and pupils of St Columba’s, Nicholas Breakspear and St Teresa’s Primary School.

Watch the video below for highlights of the event.

You can also read the case study Feeding the Hungry in Borehamwood below, or download the PDF (7.4 kb)