Watford Mayor visits children supporting local food bank with two tonnes of food

28 Apr 2024
children supporting local food bank

Mayor Peter Taylor of Watford has applauded a group of local children who have led a remarkable charity foodbank initiative during the month of Ramadhan.

Starting five years ago, with just two children collecting food items, has now evolved into a huge community effort to tackle hunger. The volunteers now number around 30. Lib Dem Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, congratulated the group's dedication to charity, saying that their collective efforts have made a big impact on lessening food poverty within our local community.

Despite less donations due to the cost-of-living crisis, for the past two years, they have successfully raised over 1 tonne of food each year for the Watford Foodbank. Not only did the children collect the donations, but they also took it upon themselves to personally deliver the food to the Watford Foodbank.

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor visited the children and emphasised the invaluable experience gained through this charity work.

Peter Taylor, elected Mayor of Watford said:

“It was wonderful to meet everyone involved with the foodbank initiative last weekend. I think it’s fantastic to see how innovative people can be when they want to help others, especially during the cost-of-living crisis.

“I am very grateful for all the work done on this. The foodbank do such good a good job and it is so important that they are supported by the local community in this manner.”

Sayeda Meghjee, a parent who helped the children organise said:

“I am extremely proud of all the children and the families who took. This was a team effort and an astonishing accomplishment that we could never have achieved on our own. The team have made an immediate and substantial impact on the lives of real people living in our local community.  This was also an invaluable experience for the children, which will stay with them into the future, as they become local and global citizens.

“I have no words to express our gratitude to all those who donated to the Ramadan charity collection.  Their support has been consistently overwhelming, and their generosity has been beyond measure, especially at a time when we are all feeling the impact of the current economic situation.”


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