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St. James' CE Primary School

Give a local family a helping hand at Christmas

We have been contacted by Southwark Foodbank who help local people in crisis. Please take a moment at this very busy time of year to consider whether you might be able to help  families in need this Christmas.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Southwark Foodbank, without your help we could not continue our vital service in the community.

Many of you have been asking have been asking about how you can get involved with what we’re doing at Christmas! This year we will provide 100 families with everything they need to cook Christmas Dinner. We believe that if people are capable, having Christmas at home allows for more dignity and more normality. Our hope is that every Southwark child has a happy, ‘normal’, and worry-free Christmas.

If you would like to support us, there are three ways you can do so.                                                      

1. Collect and donate food
We were overwhelmed with the amount of food Southwark schools donated over the Harvest period! If you’d like to collect and donate food, I have attached our regular and Christmas shopping lists for you to use. Please note that we’d need to collect the food by Friday 15th December!

2. Fundraise for us
Making 100 Christmas Hampers will cost us around £6,000! Are you having a Christmas fete or similar where you could raise some money for the foodbank? I’ve attached our fundraising posters in case you’d like to get involved this way. Even if you are unable to fundraise, please do spread the word about our Appeal!

3. Have a book drive
We want to give a book to every child who visits Southwark Foodbank over the Christmas period. Around this time, we hear stories of parents hiding their children’s toys to be wrapped and re-given at Christmas. I’ve attached our book drive poster if you’d like to collect books for us. Please note we are asking for new books but will accept second-hand books in good condition.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you’d like more information and thank you so much for all the support you already give. The attachment below shows the items we are collecting in our drive to give 100 families everything they need for a christmas dinner as well as the everyday items we need. We hope you can help.

Tel: 020 7732 0007