Laleham Lea School in Purley dropped off their Harvest Festival collection at Purley Food Hub this week to help support local families in crisis.
Over 350 items including pasta, tinned vegetables, cereal and deodorant were donated by Laleham Lea families to the Purley-based charity who are urgently requesting donations in the run up to the Christmas period.
Ms Barry, Head teacher at Laleham Lea said: “We are delighted to be able to help Purley Food Hub with our Harvest Donation once again this year and I would like to thank all our families and Staff for their generosity in these difficult times.”
“Helping those in need is a key part of our Catholic ethos here at Laleham Lea and we hope that this donation helps in some small way to support the fantastic work that the Food Hub does for the local community.”
Trevor Jones, Chair of Purley Food Hub Trustees, said: “We were delighted to receive the huge donation of food from Laleham Lea on Wednesday. We have never been so busy at the Food Hub as we are now during the Coronavirus pandemic, so we are most thankful to Laleham Lea and other local schools, churches, organisations and individuals who are so generously supporting us.
So far this year we have provided over 36,000 meals to crisis-hit clients and their families – that’s already 6,000 more than in the whole of 2019, with the busy winter and Christmas period still to come – and last month, we passed 200,000 meals overall since we opened in 2013.”
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