Food and presents for the local needy
Merton council has provided support for the neediest local communities by donating food and presents this Christmas to local charities, Wimbledon Food Bank and Christmas Lunch on Jesus.
Events organised by teams across the council raised £300 for Christmas Lunch on Jesus. The charity distributes Christmas Hampers to vulnerable adults and families in Merton.
Council staff also donated boxes filled with various foods, consumables and presents. The council has also collected more than 200 items of chocolate for needy children in Merton this Christmas.
Merton Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis (pictured right), helped load and transport the donations to the Wimbledon Food Bank this week.
He said: "Food banks are extremely important in supporting needy communities in Merton and in London especially during the run up to Christmas. Without the generosity and thoughtfulness of those who donate, many residents would not be able to enjoy Christmas festivities with their families."
Volunteers are needed to help pack and deliver the Christmas hampers from the local distribution centres on either Saturday 20 or Sunday 21 December. Residents who are interested in lending a helping hand should contact Christmas Lunch on Jesus.
December 19, 2014