Council staff donate food to Croydon families

 

Council staff have reached their target of donating more than 10,000 items of food to help support Croydon families.

The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Manju Shahul-Hameed, set staff the target to achieve in the two weeks before Christmas.

These were collected in trolleys which were left on each floor of Bernard Weatherill House, Strand House, Davis House, Jeanette Wallace House and the Public Realm Office for staff to leave donations.

The items have been given to the Croydon Food Network, which has put together more than 60 boxes of the donated food.

Together with the food parcels and support from individual food banks, this means more than 400 Croydon families have benefitted.

The council’s facilities management provider Interserve and the Unicef group from Croydon College helped push the number of items donated to more than 11,000.

Cllr Shahul-Hameed said: “This is a wonderful achievement for a very worthy cause, and special thanks must go to the team of food trolley champions who were responsible for encouraging staff on their floors to make a donation.

“These donations will have made a huge difference to people’s lives by providing food to Croydon families in need.”

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