St Mary’s and Harrow Foodbank Christmas Initiative

In December and January, our Christmas initiative aims to offer special help to small children whose mothers are in Women’s Refuges. We’re looking for dried formula milk (baby milk), and for disposable nappies (ages from newborn onwards).

But we’d also like to provide a few chocolates and sweets as Christmas treats for young children.

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But please, any items from the shopping list are very welcome. Click on the “Harrow Foodbank” tab on the top of this page to see the list.

For October and November, we asked if you would contribute tinned meat or meat meals, and packet soups, both of which were in short supply at the Foodbank warehouse as the colder weather arrived.

We also helped to stock up on jars of meat paste and packets of crackers for street pastors to distribute to rough sleepers to give them a little nourishment on cold nights.

Both initiatives proved very successful. I don’t keep count of every contribution, but we gave over 100 jars of paste and packs of crackers in the first two weeks alone!

Special thanks to Margaret Smith for arranging for John Lyon School to support the Foodbank as a Christmas charity. It looks as though they’ll collect around half a tonne of food from their three-week drive!

In the new year we’ll be bringing you news about a third distribution point being planned for central Harrow to complement the two in Wealdstone and South Harrow.

The Harrow Foodbank is making a real difference to families and individuals in crisis. Your contributions go directly to those in need. Thank you so much. It really is appreciated.

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