to buy a 1000L container for drinking water distribution
£100 buys a 1000L water container (IBC) for drinking water distribution. Despite being sturdy IBCs frequently need to be repaired or replaced. Roots and Calais Food Collective fill these every day - the only source of drinking and washing water for miles around. In Calais alone The Collective distributed over 500,000L of water, providing 3 permanent water sources for over 1500 people in 2021. In Dunkerque, where there can be 1500 people living rough, the four IBCs need to be replenished a few times every day - it is a full time job for a Roots volunteer to keep them filled.