Kind-hearted parents and practitioners from Cedar Park Day Nursery in Twyford have made a generous donation of essential food and household items to the Woodley Foodbank in Wokingham to help local people who need it most.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to the cost-of-living crisis, families from the award-winning setting on Bridge Farm Road made contributions of products such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and toiletries, which were then collected by grateful Woodley Foodbank Manager, Richard Davies, in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies to serve the community.
Cedar Park Day Nursery Quality Manager, Maria Dymock explained;
“We are facing some really uncertain times at the moment and we are aware of the amount of families that are struggling. We really wanted to showcase our sense of community spirit and ease some of this hardship where possible; the food bank provides a crucial lifeline to so many in our area and we are so grateful for the generosity shown by all involved.”
In May 2022, The Trussell Trust, the UK’s leading food bank operator, reported a staggering 81% increase in food bank usage across the country over the past five years, with around 2.4 million food bank referrals made last year for families to receive emergency packages.
The Woodley Foodbank relies on the generosity of the public and volunteers and is currently appealing for long-life milk, tinned vegetables, pasta sauce, rice and toiletries.
We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.
Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA
Tel: 01525 850200