Nursery on the Green make crucial Food Bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Nursery on the Green Day Nursery in Southall have made a donation of essential food and household items to the Hounslow Community FoodBox to help local people who need it most.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to coronavirus, families from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Thorncliffe Road kindly made socially-distanced contributions of products such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and baby formula in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies.
In a recent statement, Hounslow Community FoodBox said;
“We have seen a substantial increase in referrals during the pandemic, so much so that in April FoodBox took on larger premises, the Rose Community Centre. There are now as many referrals for emergency food in one week as in an average month last year. At the start of lockdown at the end of March, FoodBox volunteers began to deliver all food parcels to those individuals and families referred to us. In four months to the end of July, 1,300 food parcels supporting 2,600 adults and children have been delivered by our volunteers”.
Nursery on the Green Business Administrator, Manjeet Sall explained;
“We understand that the past year has been incredibly challenging both personally and financially for the majority of households across the country, and really wanted to showcase our sense of community spirit to ease some of this hardship. The food bank provides a crucial lifeline to so many in our area, and we are so grateful for all the donations we have had from nursery families to support this worthy cause.”