Charity joins forces with shops to distribute food hampers in Harlow

Charity / Fri 4th Mar 2022 pm31 01:14pm

A CHARITY has been distributing food hampers across Harlow.

Founder Bharat Thakrar told YH.

“This weekend, we prepared food hampers to be distributed to individuals and families in Harlow who are struggling or living below the poverty line.

“We also packed 150 winter bags (consisting of hats, scarf, gloves, socks) as part of our winter warmer campaign. These will be distributed in London to those on the streets, along with blankets, sleeping bags etc which were generously donated.

“A team of Poverty Pound volunteers helped put all the packs and hampers together. We also had the support of local businesses in Harlow (Argos and Coop) who donated items generously towards this. 

“Argos donated sleeping bags and duvets in large quantities. Special thanks to Daniel Thomas (Argos store manager – from Argos store based inside Sainsbury) and to Gary Fenn (Argos store manager, Harlow Retail Park)

“Coop donated food items towards the hampers. Special thanks to: Christopher Jordan (Newhall branch), Amy Witt (Bushfair branch) and Rebecca Ratcliff (Old Harlow).

“We would also like to thank Alison Taylor for allowing us to use Potter Street Baptist Church.

“Sadly due to the pandemic more and more people of all ages are struggling. 

“As a Charity, Poverty Pound hope to reach out to as many people and make a difference in society and support those struggling, living below the poverty line and the homeless. We are only able to continue with our efforts due to the support and kind donations from the readers and through word of mouth.

“If anyone is interested in volunteering, finding out more about the charity, or to make a donation – they can do so by visiting the website: www.povertypound.co.uk

“People can also get in touch via email: [email protected]

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