Nursery on the Green make crucial food bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Nursery on the Green Day Nursery in Redbourn have made a donation of essential food and household items to the St Albans and District Foodbank 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 coronavirus pandemic, families from the day nursery on South Common kindly made socially-distanced contributions of products such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and toilet roll in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies to serve the community.
Nursery on the Green Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Jodie Smart 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.”
A recent statement from The Trussell Trust, who operate the St Albans and District Foodbank explained;
“During the first six months of the pandemic, food banks in our network provided more than 1.2 million emergency parcels to people unable to afford the basics, a 47% increase compared to the same period in 2019.”
“A UK where no one needs emergency food might is ambitious, but the last year has shown us that if we work together, anything is possible. Together, we can create a hunger free future where none of us go hungry because none of us will allow it.”
The Trussell Trust has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days’ worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families. St Albans and District Foodbank are currently appealing for tinned fruit, savoury snacks, long life milk, instant noodles, shampoo, toothpaste and pet food.