Pennypot Day Nursery make essential food bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Pennypot Day Nursery in Chobham have made a Harvest inspired donation of 76.95kg of essential food and household items to the Runnymede 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 pandemic and rising cost of living, families from the setting on Pennypot Lane kindly made contributions of products such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and toiletries in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies for the winter months.
Pennypot Day Nursery Deputy Manager, Lorna Harrison explained;
“We were made aware of the food bank and the fantastic work they do by our colleague, Abi White, who also supports this worthy cause with the Addlestone Baptist Church. Their services provide a crucial lifeline to so many in the community and we are delighted to be making this donation in times of such uncertainty.”
An extract from a letter of thanks from Runnymede Foodbank to Pennypot read;
“So far in 2021, Foodbank has been able to provide over 45,000 meals to people in the Runnymede area. Thank you for remembering Foodbank again – you are faithful champions – and enabling us to help families and individuals in crisis.”
Latest studies by the Trussell Trust, who operate the Runnymede Foodbank, found that the network distributed a total of 2.5 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis between 1st April 2020 and 31st March 2021, a 33% increase on the previous year, with 980,000 of these parcels going to children.
The Runnymede Foodbank opened in 2012 and relies on the generosity of the public. The charity are currently appealing for coffee, squash, long-life milk, pasta sauce, tinned fruit, biscuits, deodorant and washing up liquid.