Food donations for the local needy
Wimbledon foodbank has had seasonal visits from AFC Wimbledon and Merton Council - both bringing donations to give to local people in need.
Councillor Stephen Alambritis delivered 14 boxes of food on behalf of staff at the council to the foodbank in High Path.
The food, collected from council staff over one week in December at the Civic Centre, will be added to other contributions from generous Merton residents at the Wimbledon Foodbank.
The parcels will help many families in need this Christmas. Since opening in 2011, the foodbank has received 34 tonnes of food, helping 4,000 people.
Councillor Alambritis said: "These are tough times for many people and Christmas can be especially hard. The Wimbledon Foodbank is a good initiative which makes a huge difference to many people, not just at Christmas, but all year round."
The contributions delivered by AFC Wimbledon footballers had been donated at home games by kind-hearted fans.
Reverend Marcus Bennett, from Wimbledon Foodbank, said: "We would like to thank the many generous residents and local churches in Merton, including the council staff who have donated food. It all makes a huge difference to families in the most straightened of financial circumstances."
December 19, 2013