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A group of teenagers are helping run a community food shop on an estate in Hackney to give something back to those who are in need. The Kingsmead Estate in Hackney has seen turbulent times over the past few decades, with youth violence at high levels in the area. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has compounded a difficult time on the estate, with young people forced to stay inside and unemployment soaring. Joyclen Brodie-Mends, who has spent more than 18 years helping young people from the area was determined to make sure they, and the community, had some support. Through her youth organisation Rise 365, she set up a community food shop for those on the estate struggling to make ends m... Full story

5 March