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Catching up with... Erin


Erin founder of the BGFB, freelance author and speaker & Rector of St Matthew's Church.


After their numbers started rising dramatically in 2018, Bow Foodbank put out a call for help. Given the unused space in the church, Erin began a conversation about launching a 'sister food bank' and here we are, celebrating our one-year anniversary. We caught up with Erin over e-mail.


Home is I grew up in Michigan, but home is Bethnal Green right now.

What's your East London secret? The Common on Old Bethnal Green road is an excellent (and somewhat hidden) cafe.


What do you miss most from pre-COVID times? Going to live music gigs with friends.


What would you do if you were Mayor for the day? I'd lobby for a lot more pedestrianised/cycle-friendly streets, and increase the support for projects working with asylum seekers and migrants, especially those who are LGBTQ+.


This is a first in an ongoing series celebrating members of the BGFB community. Catch up with Erin over on Twitter @e_m_clark.

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