Cedar Park Day Nursery make crucial food bank donation
Generous parents and practitioners from Cedar Park Day Nursery in Twyford have made a donation of essential food and household items to the Wokingham Food Bank to help local people who need it most in the run up to Christmas.
Following a record-rise in demand for items at food banks across the country due to coronavirus, families from the Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ Day Nursery on Bridge Farm Road kindly made socially-distanced contributions of items such as cereal, pasta, tinned goods and hygiene products in efforts to keep the charity well-stocked in supplies as we enter the tougher winter months.
A recent statement from The Trussell Trust, who operate the Wokingham Food Bank explained;
“Our new research, carried out with Heriot Watt University, estimates 846,000 parcels will need to be provided by our network to people in crisis during October to December 2020 – a 61% increase on last year. An additional 670,000 people will be destitute by the end of the year, meaning they cannot afford essentials like housing, energy, and food.”
Cedar Park Day Nursery Manager, Emma Kemp explained;
“With the second lockdown in effect and Christmas approaching, we understand that it’s more important than ever to help people in our local community who are struggling and facing financial hardship. The Wokingham Food Bank provides an essential lifeline to so many and we have been thrilled with the way in which everyone has pulled together to make these much-appreciated donations.”
The Wokingham Food Bank has so far given assistance to 3,846 people in 2020 with the help of 65 volunteers. The charity are currently appealing for festive items such as selection boxes and mince pies to distribute to families in need at Christmas.