Gospel Temple Apostolic Church, a local charity also runs the Tottenham Food Hub.
We have won awards as a result of the work we do through the Tottenham Food Hub. In:
- 2018 Local Charity of the Year for Sainsbury’s Wood Green Local.
- 2018 Local Charity of the Year for Sainsbury’s Seven Sisters.
- 2019 Haringey Voluntary and Community Organisation of the Year Award.
- 2020 Mayor of London Volunteering Award
- 2020 we were nominated for a National Diversity Award
There were over 60,000 nominations and votes received. Gospel Temple made the top eight nominees for the Community Organisation Award: Race, Religion and Faith. We were the only church represented in the 09th annual awards and perhaps the only Christians at the ceremony held on Friday 17th September 2021.
Although we didn’t win the Community Organisation Award: Race, Religion and Faith, our personal presence brought the Gospel and black Christianity into Liverpool, a city of culture and architectural beauty, and the awards ceremony. In the eyes of many we won by getting that far. I was honoured to be part of a movement of people, up and down the UK, dedicated to help, care for and uplift others in need through selfless acts of kindness, compassion and love.
Since the National Diversity Awards nomination, we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service − the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We are one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the Queen’s award in 2021.