|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on February 14, 2014 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
See an updated video about Matchless Gifts - Food For All.
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on December 25, 2013 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on October 20, 2013 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Matchless Gifts is a charity shop run by Jennie and in her 8 months of being there she has along with many of her friends and volunteers turned the place around to the point where people are taking notice: "Food For All" feeds 1,000 people daily 6 days a week and our intention is to eventually feed 5,000 per day for FREE. We now have a fully functioning band called FFAB that raises the issues of those affected by lack. It would be a great help on our journey upwards if my friends could give our new band site a boost by just one click as this will help us generate interest from the musical community we are currently working in. FFAB is a charity band that are available for charity and festival projects and are working along named artists to get their message accross...PLEASE can my friends click on this and help us to add power in the lives of those that have next to nothing...THANK YOU all so very much Jen Jen xx
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on November 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM||comments (0)|
Available on 1st December 2011 and featuring Jennie Bellestar and Mari Wilson among many others. Hear it on the Graham Norton and Paul O'Grady radio shows!
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on September 15, 2011 at 4:50 PM||comments (0)|
Jennie and her mates (especially Mick Jenner!) had a great time at the Lady Somerset Street Party! 1-STOP-EXPERIENCE played two sets and the DIG IT SOUND SYSTEM, Jennie's other collaboration, also provided music on the day.
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on August 20, 2011 at 10:10 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on July 8, 2011 at 3:22 PM||comments (0)|
See Jennie's letter to the Camden News Journal.
Stop harassing good folk who care for the homeless
Published: 7 July, 2011
• I AM appalled to say that I have personally witnessed the disgraceful harassment of people who are doing their level best to assist the poorest within our community.
Yet again Camden Council are persecuting Food For All in an attempt to prevent them from distributing free meals to homeless people. Food For All is an award-winning organisation run by the Hari Krishnas and every day they feed the poorest people in Camden Town, Kentish Town, Holborn and York Way.
Food For All have been doing this since 1990, yet all of a sudden the council has sent traffic wardens to stop them serving free food to the homeless and elderly.
Food For All are entitled to stop for 20 minutes on the yellow lines as are other people in the area. It would seem, however, that the council have decided to harass Food For All via discriminatory application of the Road Traffic Act. Food For All have now received two tickets – an outrage considering what they do.
A delivery of alcohol to a business would be allowed 20 minutes’ unloading time unhindered.
Apparently the distribution of free food to homeless people is unacceptable.
Free food runs are not the end of Food For All’s endeavours to assist homeless people. Computer courses and drug counselling are among the many positive programmes they run to enable the disenfranchised to transform their lives.
Alienation is one of the biggest barriers preventing homeless people from taking the initial steps necessary in order to take control of their lives.
Their free food not only offers much-needed sustenance, but also a vital point of human contact– often the first step towards building stability and self-esteem in the life a homeless person.
Food For All are an amazing group.
I have watched as their services have been taken away bit by bit through prejudice, but now it’s time to make a stand and stop this bullying.
EUGENIE (RED JEN) MATTHIAS
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on June 16, 2011 at 3:06 AM||comments (0)|
The Food For All project has lost it's funding. More news here.
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on April 21, 2011 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
Protestors Oppose Soup-Run Ban - new article about the protest on the Chakra site.
|Posted by Malcolm McGregor on April 12, 2011 at 1:38 PM||comments (0)|
Congratulations! Jennie was awarded a certificate from Camden Council in recognition of her contribution to Camden's music heritage.