Fantastic response for third Foodbank appeal
On Saturday 6 February, Reigate Grammar School, in partnership with local charity, Loveworks, once again held a successful Foodbank collection at the school.
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a huge impact on families within our communities, many of whom have been hit by unemployment and the lack of food security that brings.
The increase in demand for Foodbanks is not surprising as people struggle through the pandemic. It is not just the poorest people within our local community that have been hit, we are getting more and more requests from families living within affluent areas of Reigate, who are struggling for the first time to put food on their table.
Kate Curtis, Loveworks Charity Officer
Reigate Grammar School, through its RGS We Care programme, is working in partnership with local agencies to support the most vulnerable through these difficult times. Although the cold weather threatened to put a dampener on the day, once again our Reigatian Community came together to help those in greatest need. We were delighted with the response. Over three hours, the playground saw a steady stream of cars, all abiding to the strict social distancing rules put in place. Almost 100 families, generously donated full boot loads of food. The quality and quantity of the donations was astounding.
Thank you to all the Loveworks volunteers who worked exceptionally hard to collect and pack up all of the donations.