Malorees starts weekly food donation collection to support struggling families
The recent Marcus Rashford "Free School Meals" campaign and job insecurity caused by Covid have highlighted how difficult it has become for millions of people to keep food on the table as well as pay bills.
So Malorees is pleased to have started a weekly Monday food collection to support families and people across the area that may be struggling for food or would just like a bit of extra help from neighbours.
The collection of items such as fruit, veg, pasta, tinned tomatoes and tuna attracted a huge amount of donations outside Malorees on Monday morning with over 300 items reaching over 70 homes.
Above: Ms Harris gives the thumbs-up to the fantastic range of donations
Gift Your Neighbour & Malorees
The "Gift Your Neighbour" initiative is a non-referral service started by Malorees Governor, Giles Deards, in April during the first Covid lockdown.
Volunteers from across the area work with local charities and groups such as Salusbury World to deliver the food which includes around 15 Malorees families, as well as families at other schools across the area.
The initiative works, and shares food, with other non-voucher food initiatives such as The Granville Community Kitchen (Weds & Fri) and Laurences Larder (Thurs), helping people that do not necessarily qualify for foodbank support or Council assistance.
The team can also put neighbours in contact with referral food services such as Brent Foodbank or Sufra NW London.
There is more information about ways to donate food or money to the initiative or to receive food at https://www.kensalqueenspark.com/foodbank-support.
If you prefer you can also confidentially request the food via the school office and only your address and family size will be shared with the food initiatives.