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Harlow Foodbanks celebrates partnerships with schools

Charity / Mon 17th May 2021 at 08:45am

THE chief executive of Harlow Foodbank has highlighted the growing partnership between his organisation and local schools.

Andy Thornton said: ‘Harlow Foodbank currently has a partnership with 20 of the 55 Harlow Schools, placing food in their premises for teachers to give without prejudice to any families who appear to be in need.

This offer is currently available to all schools in Harlow.

I wanted to make sure that your readers know this for the following reasons:

To reassure Harlow residents that donations given to the major supermarkets are finding their way to their neighbours in need and encourage them not to stop their kindness at this difficult time.

That parents in need might approach their schools who can offer discreet, dignified and non-judgmental support any day of the week.

That any readers whose schools that have not taken up our free offer might encourage them to do so.

In the past year Harlow Foodbank has been able to give out around 425,000 meals to people in Harlow and the surrounding area.

This astonishing figure is a direct result of their generosity in donating food and funds to us. Many are of course schools who give a huge amount at Harvest time. We never take that for granted and we continue to look for new ways to make sure that it finds its way to those in need of support wherever they are. Their donations help people get beyond crisis points in their lives, as far as is possible without loss of dignity and without hunger.

For that we thank them and pledge to do our utmost to support the people of this great town.

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