Greengables Day Nursery make festive food bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Greengables Day Nursery in Owlsmoor have made a donation of 355 festive and essential food products to the Crowthorne Food Bank to help local people who need it most in the run up to Christmas.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, families from the day nursery on Yeovil Road kindly made socially-distanced contributions of seasonal items such as selection boxes and sweet tubs, as well as other ambient food products and household goods in an effort to ensure the charity is well-stocked for the upcoming festive period.
A recent statement from The Trussell Trust, who operate the Crowthorne Food Bank explained;
“Our new research, carried out with Heriot Watt University, estimates 846,000 parcels will need to be provided by our network to people in crisis during October to December 2020 – a 61% increase on last year. An additional 670,000 people will be destitute by the end of the year, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy, and food.”
Greengables Day Nursery Manager, Lyndsey Burns explained;
“We were deeply saddened by the thought of people going without this Christmas after what has already been such a tough year, so were inspired to embrace the season of goodwill and spread some festive cheer to those less fortunate. We have been blown away by the generosity of our nursery families and colleagues in supporting this worthy cause, which provides an essential lifeline to so many.”
The Crowthorne Food Bank opened in 2012 and relies on the donations of the public and help of volunteers. The charity are currently appealing for both children’s toothpaste and toothbrushes.