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Taking Pride in all we do

June has been Pride month in London and The Food Chain has been delighted to be taking part in community celebrations, events and activities to mark the occasion and let everyone know how proud we are of our place in the LGBTQ+ community without whom our work would simply not have been possible these past 30 years.

I hope you have seen us on billboards across London, proudly proclaiming our intent to be part of Pride in London for people living with HIV, for the power of good nutrition and to celebrate everyone who helps us bring the two together.

On Saturday 7th July we joined thousands of other individuals, families, LBGTQ+ allies, organisations and community groups, on the Pride parade through central London. As a symbol of solidarity, community and strength there is nothing more powerful than this diverse community taking to the streets to show we are here and that we care about the fundamental human rights of all people.

The tremendous support for The Food Chain comes across loud and clear from the huge crowds lining the streets as well as those taking part in the parade. Every year we meet people who were volunteers in the past, who have worked for The Food Chain, who have been generous donors to support our work, and most importantly many who have received our services over the years, for whom we have made a real difference. That’s the part of the event that makes me the most proud, because that is what we are here for. To make a difference.

So let’s all take pride in our charity’s history, and remember with love all the people who have been a part of our story so far. Pride matters to us because our Food Chain community is a very special one that quietly gets on with the important work providing support for people living with HIV in London, without fear or favour, 365 days a year. That is definitely something to be proud of. Thank you everyone, and Happy Pride!